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^ PUBLIC UTILITIES COi MISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRA1ICISCO 
Joseph L. Alioto, Mayor 

Room 282, City Hall 
2s30 p.m. 



January 14, 1974 



COMMISSIONERS 
H. Welton Flynn , President 
Joseph P. Byrne, Vice President 
Joseph J. Diviny 
Henry L. Berman 
Dennis V. Carey 






DEPARTMENTS 
municipal Railway 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Safety 

Transportation 



John D. Crowley 
GENERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

Thcmas G. Flynn 

SECRETARY AND ASSISTANT 
GENERAL ANAGER, ADMINISTRATIVE 



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Call to Orders 2s 35 p.m. 

Present; Commissioners H. Welton Fly.nn, Joseph P. Byrne, 

Henry E. Berman, Dennis V. Carey 

Absents Commissioner Joseph J. Diviny 

The minutes of the regular meeting of the Commission held December 10, 
1974, were approved. 

RESOLUTION On motion of Byrne, seconded by Berman, the 

NO. Commission ratified the following resolution 

approved by telephone poll of the Commission on 
January 7, 1975: 

75-0001 WD Ratifying and approving settlement with Worthing- 
ton Corporation in antitrust action - Water 
Meters - CCSF v„ Neptune Meter Company, et al , 
USDC ND California, No. 50192 Civil 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Berman, the 
Commission ratified the following resolution 
approved by telepnone poll of the Commission on 
January 7, 19 75: 

75-0002 WD Award of WD Contract No. 16 71 - Sunset Reservoir- 
North Basin Irrigation System, San Francisco - 
Diane Associates, Diablo, California - Amount, 
$17,133.00 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Berman, the 
Commission ratified the following resolution 
approved by telephone poll of the Commission on 
January 7, 1975: 

75-0003 WD Award of WD Contract No. 16 70 - Cement Mortar 
Line 24-Inch, 20-Inch, and 8-Inch pipe in 
Howard, South Van Ness, Sanchez and Other Streets 
Ameron, Inc., of Wilmington, California - Net 
amount, $193,460.00 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0004 HH Utilities Agreement for future Pipeline Mo. 4 
crossing R/W at Highway 99 near Beckwith Road, 
Stanislaus County 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 



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On motion of Carey, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0005 HH Supplemental Appropriation - $27,274 Real Estate 
Taxes - Hetch Hetchy Project 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0006 HH Declaration of Emergency - Electrical fault in 

700 hp motor at Cable Car Powerhouse - Transit 
Power Division 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Carey , seconded by by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0007 HH Award of HH Contract No. 499R - Moccasin and 

Early Intake, Re-roof Cottages - C. & F. Hulsey, 
Inc., Hulmur, Inc., dba Hulsey Roofing Company, 
of Stockton - Basic Price amount of $30,178.00 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-000 8 HH Professional Services Contract - Hydro Research 
Science 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted s 

75-0009 HH Award of HH Contract No. 502 - Ocean Avenue, 
Junipero Serra Boulevard to Harold Avenue - 
Underground Duct System - Amelco Electric, San 
Francisco - Amount, $196,148.00 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn. Byrne, 3erman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0010 WD Proposed amendments to Ordinance No. 450-73 

relating to liens for unpaid water service charges 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 



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On motion of Herman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0011 WD Setting public hearing date - Delinquent water 

accounts - Tuesday, February 11, 1975, at 2:30 pm 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0012 WD Completion of WD Contract No. 16 30 - Excavation 
and Repaving for Water Service Trenches - 
$133, 195. SO, as modified 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0013 WD Write-off of accounts receivable, October 1974 
Water Department 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0014 WD Approving collection of damage claims - December 

19 74 - Water Department 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0015 WD Bid Call, WD Contract No. 1613 - Laying of 

12-Inch Ductile Iron Main in Filbert Street 
between Hyde and Gough Streets 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0016 WD Bid Call, WD Contract No. 1642 - Cutting in 

42-Inch Butterfly Valva at Junipero Serra Blvd. 
and Holloway Avenue 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 



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75-0017 WD Bid Call, WD Contract Wo. 1668 - 16-Inch and 
12-Inch Feeder Ilain Extension: 17th Street - 
Rhode Island to Hampshire Street and Harold 
Avenue - Ocean to Bruce Avenue 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0018 WD Modification No. 2 of WD Contract Wo. 1550 - 
Debit $27,479.00 - Construction- of Crystal 
Springs Balancing Reservoir and Pumping Station - 
Stolte, Inc., Contractor - Debit $27,479.00 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0019 MR Setting public hearing date of January 28, 1975 
at 2:30 p.m. - Grant application with U. S. 
Department of Transportation for Municipal 
Railway improvement program 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution 'was adopted: 

75-0020 MR Bid Call, MR Contract No. 711 - Washington-Mason 
Cable Carbarn and Geneva Carhouse, Install Fire 
Extinguishers 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0021 MR Award of MR Contract No. 710 - Presidio Building 
Garage Ceiling, Repair to Concrete Slabs around 
Skylights - William Mcintosh & Son of San 
Francisco - Lump sum $7,711.00 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Carey, seconded by 3erman, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0022 MR Approving compromise settlements and collections 
of damage claims - November 19 7 4 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 



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On motion of Carey, seconded by Herman, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-002 3 MR Approving payment of claims - Month of November 
1974 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted : 

75-0024 MR Appointments to Board of Supervisors' Committee 

for Transit Improvement 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-002 5 MR Kinetic Energy Wheel Program 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0026 MR Transfer of Funds - $600,000 Materials and 
Supplies 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, 3erman , Carey 

On motion of 3erman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0027 GO All Utility Departments - Annual depreciation 
expense 1973-74 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0028 GO Requests for Transfer of Funds $10,000 or less, 
and Allotments - First Quarter 1974-75 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0029 HH Declaration of Emergency - Repair of Dion R.Holm 
Powerhouse Generator Wo. 2 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 



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On motion of Carey, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0001-MR Approving payment of claims against the Municipal 

Railway in total amount of $10 7,89 8.84 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the office of the 
Secretary and Assistant General Manager of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



Resolution No. 75-0009 — Award of H -I Contract L-Jo. 592 and waiving 
technical defects in oidder failing to submit the entire contract 
plans and specifications with the proposal and not writing the 
total price in words. 

Commissioner Dennis V. Carey asked for an explanation as to the 
definition of "major 11 or ":anor" defects. Acting Utilities General 
Counsel Jerome Cohen advised the Co.nmission that bid requirements 
must reflect the best interest of the public entity and must not 
result in giving one competitive bidder advantage over another. 
A technical defect is an irregularity that in no way affects the 
competitive response. It is the Commission's decision to waive 
a defect an^ award the contract to the low bidder, if it is in the 
City's interest to do so. 

.iarguerite jarren , of the "unset Community Improvement Club, remarked 
on the variance between tne low bid and the department estimate, 
and asked whether any exceptions were made, or was tnis ''a sign of 
the times." 

Oral L. /.oore , i-ietch Hetchy General Manager, assured the Commission 
the low bidder, i^ielco Electric of San Francisco, was completely 
responsive, took no exceptions in the bid, anc' should do the job 
as well a. 6 any of the bidders. 

Mr. . xoore felt that tne -orice variance was due to the number of 
.bids received (9) , whereas the la^t ti r\e a contract of similar 
nature was? undertaken only tiiree bidders responded. 

Commissioner Joseph P. Jyrne noted that limited private construction 
is currentLy available, and contractors are bidding competitively 
on City, State, and Federal projects. 



Resolution No. 75-0010 — Propose'"" amendments to Ordinance 450-73, 
Sections 5, 6, 8, 9, 10 anc. 11, relating to liens for unpaid water 
service charges, to coordinate lien procedures with sewer service 

and industrial waste liens. 

Arthur cl. Frye, Jr., 'ater Department General Lianager and Chief 
Engineer, explained tuat these amendments are for clarification of 
some of the v/ording and procedures for this lien on the oroperty 
owne r . 



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Resolution Wo. 75-0018 — Modification #2 of r -7D Contract No. 1550 — 
Crystal Springs Balance Reservoir and Pumping Station - debit $27,479 

Mr. Frye gave a brief description of the 14 modifications. Three 
are credit items totaling $4100; several items concerning electric 
circuits, and some items concerning safety. The largest item of 
$12,000 was due to discovery that the Pulga-j tunnel wall is 5 feet 
thick in some places — a sharp variance from the 12 to 18 inches 
shown on the old Pulgas tunnel plans. 

Mr. Frye said no further modifications are anticipated; the work is 
96 percent completed. 



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Resolution No. 75-0019 — Setting public hearing date for grant 
application in total amount of $82 million with the U. S. Department 
of Transportation for amendments to the various UMTA programs already 
underway. 

Discussion followed as to the advertising requirements in accordance 
with the directive from the Department of Transportation with respect 
to public hearings on applications for financial aid for these 
programs. 

The Commission discussed Commissioner Carey's suggestion that the 
official newspaper ad be in bolder print and box letters in order to 
attract greater attention. 

Secretary Thomas G. Flynn pointed out that in addition to official 
newspaper advertising, the ad is also carried in the local Chinese 
and Spanish newspapers in the respective languages, as well as the 
Sun Reporter and S. F. Progress . There is also a fairly elaborate 
system of notification through descriptive material mailed to 
approximately 20 neighborhood and public service groups throughout 
the City, along v/ith help from the news, radio and TV media. 



Resolution No. 75-002 5--Recommending the San Francisco Municipal 
Railway Improvement Corporation execute professional services 
agreement in amount not to exceed $20,000, with John M. Woods, 
Transportation Engineering Consultant, for a redirection of the 
program to develop the Kinetic Energy Wheel (KEW) concept that 
could free Municipal Railway's electric trolley coaches from the 
total dependency upon overhead wires. Funds for the studies are to 
be provided by Urban Mass Transportation Administration (UMTA) . 

Dr. John M. Christensen, Jr., Assistant General Manager-Finance, 
explained that UMTA has terminated the contract with Lockheed 
Missiles and Space Corporation to develop and test two flyv/heel 
packages. UMTA had executed two contracts — one with Lockheed for 
$900,000, and the other with the PUC for $215,000, consisting of 
$55,000 cash, with City's contribution being the supply of two 
trolley coaches and drivers valued at $160,000. 



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Lockheed recommended to UilTA discontinuing the contract because 
unanticipated expenses would increase the total cost of the KEW 
project by $696,000 and the cost of each KEW would be too high to 
justify the expense . The estimated cost of each KEW kit had risen 
from the expected $15,000 to $45,000. 

After discussions with City and Lockheed, UMTA has asked the City to 
study alternate approaches to building a workable KEW package and 
set a March 20 deadline for a final report on the redirection of 
the program . 

The idea of developing a KEW for the Muni was first conceived by 

Mr. Woods, and UMTA suggested that he be requested to submit a 
proposal for this new work. 

Under the proposed agreements, Mr. Woods and Louis J. Lawson, an 
electrical engineer who has been working on electric fly wheel drive 
systems for public transit and industrial applications for the last 
12 years, make the examinations. The objective will be to define 
where to begin in the research and development cycle to examine 
materials, their formation and other components utilized. The study 
is to develop the parameters in which the future development work 
can take place. 

Mr. Woods and Mr. Lawson were present to answer Commission questions. 

Dr. Christensen explained in answer to Commissioner Henry E. Berman's 
questions about the financing, that the funds will come from the 
$55,000 UMTA funds already established in City's budget for the KEW 
project. The coach which Lockheed has broken down to use as a 
development model will be restored by Lockheed and returned about 
March 8 in full working order in accordance with City's specifications 

Miss Warren asked if installation of the KEW packages in City's new 
transit equipment would present problems. 

Dr. Christensen said the wheel in its present configuration is 
designed to fit within certain space within the trolley coach, as it 
is currently being built. Additional study will be conducted 
on the possible application for the following classes of vehicles; 
downtowner bus or van, personal rapid transit, trolley coach, diesel 
coach, rapid rail, and wayside vs. on-board flywheels for rapid 
rail vehicles. 



Resolution No. 75-0026 — Approving transfer of funds between appro- 
priations of the Municipal Railway, amount $600,000, to augment 
depleted funds appropriated for purchase of materials, supplies, 
repair parts and other operational necessities. Funds transferred 
are available at this time because of delays beyond City's control 
in implementing Muni/BART route coordination and fare discounts. 

Dr. Christensen presented a report on the Muni's financial status 
for the fiscal year, indicating possible resources and known 
snortfalls based on experience through the first half. 



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It appears, he stated, that amounts currently appropriated to Muni 
will be adequate for the fiscal year 1974-75. However, the situation 
could be modified by gas shortages, rationing, or other events 
beyond City's control. 

As to passenger damage claims, while the number of claims filed is 
down slightly, the effects of inflation have raised the cost per 
claim an average of 20 percent. If recent experience continues, 
Dr. Christensen estimated, approximately $550,000 to $600,000 x^ill 
be needed to supplement the Claims Appropriations Account to complete 
the fiscal year. This would be accomplished through transfer of 
funds . 

Mr. John Madden, Chief Accountant of the Muni, presented a detailed 
explanation of the pro forma forecast of operations for the balance 
of the fiscal year. 



Commissioner Berman suggested that in view of the President's 
economic and energy programs proposed to Congress which would 
substantially raise the cost of gasoline and other fuels, a report 
should be submitted showing the effect on the 19 74-75 Utilities 
budget of any fuel cost changes as soon as firm figures and guide- 
lines are available. 



Communications 



Commission President H. Welton Flynn announced that Mayor Alioto 
notified the Metropolitan Transportation Commission on January 2,1975, 
that he has reappointed John D. Crowley, General Manager of Public 
Utilities, as his representative on that Commission, effective 
February 10, 1975, to serve for four years. 



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General Manager of Public Utilities Calendar Items; 

Lawrence B. Martin, President of the Transport Workers Union, 
Local 250A, was present with Doris Yamasaki, who pinned "Muni Loves 
You" buttons on each Commissioner's lapel to call attention to Muni's 
"Wedding of the Year" campaign. The "wedding" will take place 
Wednesday when Muni drivers will hand out 100,0 00 of the red buttons. 
The intent is to get the public's attention as part of an information- 
al campaign to build good will toward the Muni. James H. Leonard, 
Public Service Director, described the program, and explained that 
$4400 had been expended on this and several other informational 
projects . 

Mr. Leonard announced that January 29 is a tentative date for the 
public presentation of the new Muni design program at the Potrero 
Division. 

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Secretary Flynn gave a brief explanation of what the departments of 
the PUC are doing to participate in the federal Emergency Employment 
Act program in San Francisco. 

Of the 117 positions requested by PUC, it appears about 75 may be 
authorized. These include conservation aides, grounds and security 
patrol and transit information clerks. The program has been voted 
through June 30, 1975, but the consensus is that it very likely 
will be extended. The classifications are established by the 
government, with maximum pay set at $835 per month. 



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Roll Calls 

Commissioner Carey presented a progress report on the Muni Security 
Patrol program. Currently there are 38 people on assigned work in 
conjunction with the Crime Prevention Unit of the Police Department. 
The third class commences training the 15th of this month, and 
becomes operative February 1st. 



Commissioner Carey reported that he and Mr. Leonard attended the 
Galileo High School "Slock G" athletic awards dinner on January 10. 
On behalf of the Municipal Railway, Mr. Carey presented the Galileo 
championship football team with a trophy. Commissioner Carey informed 
his fellow commissioners that he "committed" them to contributing 
$100 to help finance next year's "Block G" awards dinner. 



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Commissioner Flynn asked for a report on the status of Municipal 
Railway uniform deliveries to operating personnel. Railway General 
Manager Curtis E. Green reported that all operators are now eauioped, 
and most have full uniforms. 



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issioner Carey requested a report on equipment storage security. 



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Mr. Green explained problems with security resulting from crowded 
conditions at Muni facilities, and the limited number of patrolmen. 
The new facility at 22nd and Indiana Streets will have the necessary 
protection devices and fences. Meanwhile, additional security 
personnel have been requested through Emergency Employment Act 
employments . 



THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURNED. 



Thomas G. Flynn 
Secretary and Assistant 
General Manager 



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-MINUTES 

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
Joseph L. Alioto, Mayor 



Room 2 82, City Hall 
2s30 p.m. 



-^.January 28, 1975 

COMMISSIONERS 
H. Helton Flynn, President 
Joseph P. Byrne, Vice President 
Joseph J. Diviny 
Henry E. Berman 
Dennis V. Carey 



DOCUMENTS 

FEB 7 1975 



SAN FRANCISCO 
eWSUC LIBRARY 



DEPARTMENTS 
Muncipal Railway 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Safety 

Transportation 



John D. Crowley 
GENERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

Thomas G. Flynn 

SECRETARY AND ASSISTANT 

GENERAL MANAGER, ADMINISTRATIVE 



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Call to Orders 2% 30 p.m. 

Present; Commissioners H. We It on Flynn, Joseph P. Byrne, 

Joseph J. Diviny, Henry E. Berman, Dennis V.Carey 

The minutes of the regular meeting of the Commission held January 14, 
1975 were approved. 

SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS; Election of Officers 

On nomination by Commissioner Byrne, seconded by Commissioner 
Diviny, Commissioner H. Wei ton Flynn was unanimously elected 
President of the Public Utilities Commission for the year 1975. 
On roll call, Commissioner Flynn abstained. 

On nomination by Commissioner Diviny, seconded by Commissioner 
Berman, Commissioner Joseph P. Byrne was unanimously elected Vice 
President of the Public Utilities Commission for the year 1975. 
On roll call, Commissioner Byrne abstained. 

RESOLUTIONS! On motion of Byrne, seconded by Diviny, the 

NO. following resolution was adopted? 

75-0030 M Proposed application with the U. S. Department 

of Transportation for a grant under the Urban 
Mass Transportation Assistance Act of 1964, as 
amended, for financial aid r $32 million 

Votes Ayes-Flynn- Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-00 31 H Bid Call, HH Contract No. 520 - Haight Street, 

Stanyan Street to Central Avenue, Painting 
Steel Trolley Poles 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-00 32 H Bid Call, HH Contract No. 519 - Power Improve- 

ment Program - 19th Avenue, Randolph and Broad 
Streets, Underground Duct System 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0033 H HH Contract No. 509 - Acknowledging receipt of 
Security AgreeTent and consent to assignment, of 
payments due or to become due 11. B. Painting, 
Inc., Contractor - HH Contract No. 509 - Paint 



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Steel Towers, Moccasin-Newark Transmission Line - 
Bank of America National Trust and Savings Assn. 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-00 34 H Award of HH Contract No. 512 - San Joaquin River 

Valve House, Repairs and Piping - Vetter Plumb- 
ing Company, Inc., Stockton - Amount, $7,229 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman,. Carey 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-00 35 W Completion of Professional Services Agreement 

with Corrosion Engineering & Research Company 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0036 w Settlement of claim of Carl Zwissig - $2,747.21 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0 37 W Completion of WD Contract No. 16 4 6 - Excavation 

and Repaving for Water Service Trenches - 
$10 3,2 35.00, as modified 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-00 38 W Write-off of accounts receivable - November 1974 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-00 39 W Cancellation of uncollectible rent due against 

Sunol Gardens, Inc., - Water Department property 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 



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On motion of Carey, seconded by Berman , the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0040 W Authorization to negotiate right of way lease 

with Joseph L. Silva and Edith S. Love 11 

Vote: Ayes- Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0041 W Settlement of claim - City and County of San 

Francisco v. Gerald L. Revell 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn , Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0042 M Setting date of February 25, 1975, at 2:30 p.m. 

for public hearing - Senior Citizen Muni Monthly 
Pass on a permanent basis 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0043 M Setting date of February 25, 1975, at 2:30 p.m. 

for public hearing - Senior Citizen Reduced Fare 
at All Hours and as Full Fare for Express and 
Candlestick Park Services, on a permanent basis 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0044 ii Adjustment of the Freeway portion of the No. 17X 

Parkmerced Express route 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Carey, seconded by 3erman, t'n? 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0045 M Adjustment of the Freeway portion of the No, 30X 

Stockton Express route 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, 3yrne , Diviny, Berman,. Carey 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Berman, chc 
following resolution was adopted: 



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75-0046 M Change of the northbound routing of Line 14X 

Mission Express 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, 3erman, Carey 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-004 7 M Approving payment of claims - Municipal Railway - 

Month of December 19 74 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0043 M Bid Call, MR Contract No. 712 - Washington-Mason 

Cable Carbarn, Cable Car Machinery, Cable 
Rewinder 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted s 

75-0049 M Approving write-offs, compromise settlements and 

collection of damage claims - Month of December, 
1974 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Diviny, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0050 M Bid Call, MR Contract No. 614 - Transit Improve- 

ment Program - Fare Collection and Extraction 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0030-MR Approving payment of claims against the Municipal 

Railway in total amount of $6 3,400.00 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the office of the 
Secretary and Assistant General Manager of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



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i! I W U T E S 

. PUBLIC UTILITILS CC-'iHISSIOrl 

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CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
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Joseph L. Alioto, Mayor 

Room 2 32, City Hall 

2 : 30 p.m. 

February 11, IS 75 



COhHISSIONERS 
H. Jelton Flynn , President 
Joseph P. Byrne, Vice President 
Joseph J. Diviny 
Henry L. Be man 
Dennis V. Carey 



departments 
Mun i c i p a 1 Rai lway 
Hetch Hetcny Project 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Safety 

Transoortaticn 



John D. Crowley 
GENERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

John C. Far re 11 

SECRETARY AND ASSISTAilT 
GENERAL MANAGER, A J LINISTRATIVE 



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Call to Order: 2:30 p.m. 

Present: Commissioners H. Welton Flynn, Joseph P. Byrne, 

Joseph J. Diviny, Henry E. Berman. 

Absent: Commissioner Dennis V. Carey 

The minutes of the regular meeting of the Commission held January 28, 
1975 were approved. 

RESOLUTION On motion of Byrne, seconded by Diviny, the 

HO. following resolution was adopted: 

75-0051 H Award of HH Contract do. 490 - T Jest Portal Avenue 

and Taraval Street, St. Francis Circle to 20th 
Avenue, Underground Duct System - Underground 
Construction Company, Inc., of San Leandro - 
Amount, $229,585.00 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman 

On motion of t ; yrne, seconded by Diviny, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0052 H Modification of HH Contract No. 491 - $981 debit 

Power Improvement Program - Fillmore Street, Pine 
to Hayes, Underground Power Facilities , 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Diviny, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-005 3 H Approving collection of damage claims - Bureau 

of Light, Heat and Power - T lonth of December, 
1974 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman 

On motion of Diviny, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0054 H Bid Call, WD Contract No. 1648 - Excavation and 

Repaving for v'ater Service Trenches 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, 3erman 

On motion of Diviny, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0055 J Bid Call, .-ID Contract No. 1669 - Laying of 8-Inch 

Ductile Iron Main in Sutter and Powell Streets 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, 3yrne , Diviny, Berman 



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On motion of Diviny, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0056 W Approving collection of damage claims - Water 

Department - Month of January 1975 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman 

On motion of Diviny, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0057 W Write-off of accounts receivable - Water 

Department - Month of December 19 74 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman 

On motion of Diviny, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0058 W Rejection of all bias - WD Contract Wo. 1610 - 

Laying of 2 0-Inch Steel Main in Jackson and 
Druram Streets 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman 

On motion of Diviny, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0059 W Settlement of litigated claim of Bernice 

Wutzler - $35,000 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, 3erman 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by 3erman, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-006C M Wo. 37 - Corbett Line - Extension Diamond 

Heights leg 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0061 M Bid Call, MR Contract No. 607 - Transit improve- 

ment Program - Furnishing and Delivering Street- 
car Crossovers and Special Work for Muni Metro 
Center 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by 3erman, ' h- 
following resolution was adopted: 



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75-0062 M Bid Call, MR Contract No. 619 - Transit Improve- 

ment Program - Furnishing and Delivering Rails 
and Accessories for lluni Metro Center 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0063 14 Completion of MR Contract No. 601P. - Transit 

Improvement Program - Twin Peaks Tunnel Track 
Reconstruction - G. M. Shupe , Inc., contractor • 
$1,415,599.63, as modified" 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman 



On motion of 3yrne , seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0064 M Emergency Supplemental Appropriation - $600,000 

Materials and Supplies - Municipal Railway 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0065 M Commending Municipal Railway Operator Charles 

H. Ford - Kirk land Division 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-00G6 GO Approval of Requests for Transfer of Funds 

$10,000 or Less, and Allotments - Second Quarter 
1974-75 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, 3erman 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0C6 7 W Water Department Revocable Permit to Meek f 

Murray and Associates, Inc. for parking purpr-f-es 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0051-MR Approving payment of claims against the 

Municipal Railway in total amount of $66,377.19 



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Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Berraan, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0052-KR Approving payment of claim in favor of Lanai 

Sue Ferguson - $5,0 00 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the office of the 
Secretary and Assistant General Manager of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



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MINUTES 



PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 



CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Joseph L. Alioto, Mayor 



Room 2 82, City Hall 
2:30 p. mo 



EN l S 



- 



February 25, 19 75 



COMMISSIONERS 



H. Welton Flynn, President 
Joseph P. Byrne, Vice President 
Joseph J. Diviny 
Henry E. Berman 
Dennis V. Carey 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Safety 

Transportation 



John D. Crowley 
GENERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

Thomas G. Flynn 

SECRETARY AMD ASSISTANT 
GENERAL MANAGER, ADMINISTRATIVE 



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Call to Order: 2:30 p.m. 

Present: Commissioners H. Helton Flynn, Joseph P. Byrne, 

Henry E. Berman, Dennis V. Carey 

Absent: Commissioner Joseph J. Diviny 

The minutes of the regular meeting of the Commission held February 11, 
19 75 were approved. 

RESOLUTION On motion of Carey, seconded by Byrne, the 

dO. following resolution was adopted: 

75-0068 M Public hearing to establish on permanent basis 

the $2.50 Senior Citizen monthly pass and 
extension of Senior Citizen five-cent fare to 
all hours, including Express and Candlestick 
Park Special at the five-cent rate. 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0069 M Supplemental Appropriation - $32,514 "Senior 

Pass" Program 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On notion of Byrne, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0070 H 1961 MWS Bond Fund Supplemental Appropriation - 

$643,000 New Don Pedro Dam 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Byrne , seconded by Berman the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0071 H Approving collection of damage claims - Bureau 

of Light, Heat and Power - Month of January, 1975 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0072 W Award of WD Contract No. 1613 - Laying of 12-Inch 

Ductile Iron riain in Filbert Street between Hyde 
and Gough Streets, to The Lowrie Paving Company, 
Inc. - Wet amount, $68,856.00 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 



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On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0073 J Award of T JD Contract Wo. 1642 - Cutting in 

42-Inch 3utterfly Valva at Junipero Serra Blvd. 
and Holloway Avenue - Underground Construction 
Company, of San Leandro - Wet amount of 
$29,860.00 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0074 W Award of WD Contract No. 166 - 16-Inch and 

12-Inch Feeder Main Extension - 17th Street, 
Rhode Island to Hampshire Street, and Harold 
Avenue, Ocean to Bruce Avenue - Dalton 
Construction Company of Foster City - Wet amount , 
$71,880.00 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0075 W Settlement of litigated claim of Joan Schweitzer 

$2,750 - '7ater Department 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 



On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 



75-0076 M Transit Improvement Program - Motor Coach 

Storage and Maintenance Facilities, Phase II - 
Approval of lease and award of SFMRIC Contract 
Wo. ilR-617 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey 
Abstained-Byrne 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0077 M Approving payment of claims - Municipal Railway 

Month of January 19 75 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0078 M Authorizing application for Transit Aid Funds 

provided from State Highway Funds 



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Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0079 M Approving write-offs, compromise settlements and 

collection of damage claims - Municipal Railway - 
Month of January 19 75 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-00 30 II Application for transit aid funds available to 

the Municipal Railway under the National Mass 
Transportation Assistance Act of 19 74 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0081 M San Francisco's claim for transit aid funds 

available under SB 325, Fiscal Year 1975-76 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0060-MR Approving payment of claims against the Municipal 

Railway against the Municipal Railway in total 
amount of $152,405.16 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the office of the 
Secretary and Assistant General Manager of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



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. MINUTES 

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PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Joseph L. Alioto, Mayor 
Room 282, City Hall 



DOCUMENTS 

M/lk 2 v 1975 



2:30 p.m. 



March 11, 19 75 



COMMISSIONERS 
H. We It on Flynn, President 
Joseph P. Byrne, Vice President 
Joseph J. Diviny 
Henry E. 3erman 
Dennis V. Carey 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Safety 

Transportation 



John D. Crowley 
GENERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

Thomas G. Flynn 

SECRETARY AND ASSISTANT 
GENERAL MANAGER, ADMINISTRATIVE 



75-3! 



Call to Order: 2:30 p.m. 

Presents Commissioners H. T, Jelton Flynn, Joseph P. Byrne, 

Joseph J. Diviny, Henry E. Berman, Dennis V. 
Carey (arrived at 3:10 p.m.) 

The minutes of the regular meeting of the Commission held February 25, 
19 75 were approved. 

RESOLUTION On motion of Berman, seconded by Diviny, the 
NO. Commission ratified the following resolution 

approved by poll of the Commission on February 25, 

1975: 

75-0082 Ix City Attorney travel advance to take depositions, 

case of Emily C. Ogburn vs. CCSF, U S District 
Court, Northern District of CA No. C-74-0B72 ^O 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman 

On notion of Diviny, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0083 H Award of HH Contract No. 520 - Haight Street, 

Stanyan Street to Central Avenue, Painting Steel 
Trolley Poles, to J. r 7m. Sorensen, Inc., San 
Francisco - Amount, $4,248.00 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman 

On motion of Diviny, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted s 

75-0084 H Completion of HH Contract No. 480 - noccasin 

Shops, Paint Room - George Reed, Inc., contractor 
Total amount, $37,800.00 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman 

On motion of Diviny, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0085 H Approval of Hayman Homes, Inc. orooosal for street 

lighting on new public stain-ray 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman 

On motion of Diviny, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0086 H Transit Power Division - Sale of City-owned 

portion of 12,000 volt circuits on Eighth Avenue 
to Pacific Gas and Electric Comoany 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman 



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On notion of Diviny, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

75-0087 H Supplemental Appropriation - $26,411 'Tage 

Adjustments Fiscal Year 1974-75 

Votes Ayes- Flynn , Byrne, Diviny, Herman 

On motion of 3erman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0083 W Supplemental Appropriation - $3,750,000 Various 

Projects 19 72 Municipal Water System Bond Fund 

Vote i Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0039 W Supplemental Ar^orcoriation - $260,796 Operational 

Necessities 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

75-0090 W Supplemental Appropriation - $30,000 Relocate 

and Realign T ater Mains 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, 3yrne, Diviny, Berman 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0091 1 Supplemental Appropriation - $95 Wage Adjustment, 

January 21-June 30~, 1975 - Class 7353 Pattern- 
maker 

Vote? Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

75-0092 TT Bid Call - WD Contract Ho. 1649 - Excavation and 

Repaving for Water Service Trenches 

Vote? Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

75-0093 W Bid Call - ^D Contract No. 1678 - 12-Inch Ductile 

Iron tain Installation in 15th Avenue between 
California and 220 Feet North of Lake Street 



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Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

75-0094 W Modification #1 - WD Contract Ho. 1645 - 

Protective Relays for San Andreas Water 
Filtration Plant Electrical System - Brayer 
Electric Company, contractor - $25 3 debit 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0095 W Completion of WD Contract No. 1644 - Construction 

Protective Handrails at San Andreas Water 
Filtration Plant (in San Mateo County) - '^ill-Sta 
Inc., contractor - $17,941.42, as modified 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0096 W Write-off of accounts receivable - Month of 

January 1975 - San Francisco " ,7 ater Department 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-009 7 W Approving collection of damage claims - Month 

of February 1975 - San Francisco Water Department 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-009 3 W Supplemental Appropriation - $1,114 Wage 

Adjustments Fiscal Year 1974-75 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Diviny, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0099 M Supplemental Appropriation - $1,416 retroactive 

Wages Miscellaneous Employees, Fiscal Year 1973- 
1974 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman 



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On motion of 3erman, seconded by Diviny, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0100 M Supplemental Appropriation - $1,035 Retroactive 

Wages Miscellaneous Employees, Fiscal Year 1973- 
1974 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Diviny, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0101 M Transit Improvement Program - Agreement with 

State of California re Ocean Avenue at Interstate 
280 Overpass Track Reconstruction 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, 3yrne, Diviny, Berman 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Diviny, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0102 M Transit Improvement Program - Muni Metro Rail 

Center - Approval of lease and award of SFMRIC 
Contract No". 609 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman 

On motion of Diviny, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0103 M In Memoriam - Paul A. Raymore , Financial 

Secretary-Treasurer of Local 250A, Transnort 
Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Diviny, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0032-MR Approving payment of claims against the Municipal 

Railway in" total amount of $173,470.00 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the office of the 
Secretary and Assistant General Manager of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



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Resolution No. 75-0 086 — Sale of City-owned 12,000-volt overhead 
circuits on Eighth Avenue to Pacific Gas and Electric Company for 
the sum of one dollar. 

In answer to Commission questions, Oral L. Moore, Hetch Hetchy 
Project General Manager, explained the advantages of the transaction, 

This is the last of the 12,000-volt alternating current circuits 
owned by the Municipal Railway and acquired from the Market Street 
Railway over 60 years ago. The circuits are of no benefit to the 
City, and since they are needed for continued P.G. & E. service to 
the Eighth Avenue Substation, there is no potential buyer other than 
P.G. & E. P.G. & E will then have all the alternating currents in 
the City under its jurisdiction . However, they will relieve the 
City of all obligations for any damage liability, the cost of 
replacing deteriorated poles, and the potential cost of underground- 
ing when Eighth Avenue is declared an Underground District. 



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Resolution do. 75-0083 — Supplemental Aporopriation $3,750,000 of 
19 72 Municipal /Jater System Bond Funds to provide for the second 
phase of construction and rehabilitation under the Fund. Arthur H. 
Frye , Jr., Water Department General Manager and Chief Engineer, 
said $2,050,000 of this amount is for Balboa Reservoir system feeder 
mains to improve pressure and fire protection to certain residential, 
commercial and downtown areas, and $1,000,000 for completion of the 
Central Control and telemetry systems in San Francisco and subsidiary 
centers in Millbrae and Sunol. The balance of the money is for 
engineering support, plans and specifications, and inspection. 



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Resolution Wo. 75-0002-MR — Approving payment of Municipal Railway 
accident claims. 

Assistant General Manager- Finance John M. Christensen, Jr. , forecast 
that the claims budget will be approximately $600,000 short this 
fiscal year. Mhile the claim incidence is down, the amounts awarded 
by the courts are much higher than had been expected. 



Municipal Railway General Manager Curtis E. Green and members of his 
staff reported on six proposed route changes to provide service to 
the new Southern Pacific Transportation Company terminal at Townsend 
and Fourth Streets, being relocated next month from Third and Townsend, 

The changes primarily involve service in the block bounded by Third, 
Townsend, Brannan and Second Streets. 

The plan calls for a nev; transit idea for San Francisco — a preferen- 
tial exclusive lane for buses northbound on a one-way southbound 
street (Fourth Street for one block between Townsend and Brannan.) 



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This pattern is in existence in several other large United States 
cities, including New York, Miami, New Orleans, Los Angeles, but has 
not yet been initiated here, Mr. Green reported. 

The route changes - Items 7 through 12 - were put over to the next 
Commission meeting. Commissioner Henry E. Berman asked for . 
information on any alternative plan regarding bus service moving 
counter to the one-way flow of traffic, and what precautions can be 
taken to minimize possible hazards in the block. 

Lawrence W. Martin, President of Local 250A, Transport "Jorkers of 
America, also requested the delay in order for his organization to 
study the proposed operation. 



Secretary Thomas G„ Flynn reported that lien proceedings against 
Thelma Arms, Inc. (vJater Department Delinquent Account No. 727-1750-1) 
are being dropped now that full payment has been received. The 
Commission had previously continued the matter on calendar from its 
February 11, 1975 meeting pending full payment by February 28, 19 75. 



Roll Call 



Commissioner Dennis V. Carey requested a report on the recent theft 
of a Municipal Railway motor coach from the storage yard at Ocean 
Avenue . 

Mr. Green outlined the corrective action that has been initiated in 
an effort to alleviate the situation. 

Unfortunately, most of the Muni's equipment storage yards and related 
facilities are inadequate for proper storage and protection „ Funding 
has not been available to provide for control systems in the form of 
fencing and gates. It is now a question of how much money should be 
spent on an obsolete facility at Ocean yard that will be soon 
replaced by woods' Motor Coach Center. 

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Commissioner Carey requested that the members of the Commission be 
provided with copies of State Legislation relating to the protection 
of senior citizens on public transportation against personal attacks, 
purse snatching, etc., and prescribing penalties. 

The Commission expressed interest in taking a position on these bills 
at its next meeting. 

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At Commissioner Berman's request, lir. Crowley reported on the kinetic 
energy wheel program. 

The work being undertaken by the consulting engineer for redirection 
of the concept is underway and is scheduled for early completion, at 
which time the final report will be submitted, A reoort will be made 
to the Commission on the subject at the first meeting in April. 



Pursuant to the adoption of an "In Memoriam" resolution, the meeting 
was adjourned in respect to the memory of the late Paul A. Raymore , 
who served as Financial Secretary-Treasurer of Local 250A, Transport 
Workers Union of America, for the last five years. 



Thomas G. Flynn 
Secretary and Assistant 
General Manager 



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M I N U T E S 



PU3LIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 



CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Joseph L. Alioto, Mayor 



Room 2 02, City Hall 
2 ; 30 p.m. 

^ March 25, 1975 






PUBU1C I 



COMMISSIONERS 
H. r Tel ton Flynn, President 
Joseph P„ Byrne, Vice President 
Joseph J. Diviny 
Henry E. Berman 
Dennis V. Carey 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
'Jater Department 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Safety 

Transportation 



John D. Crowley 
GENERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

Thomas G. Flynn 

SECRETARY AND ASSISTANT 
GENERAL MANAGER, ADMINISTRATIVE 



75-46 



Call to Order; 2s30 p.m. 

Presents Commissioners H. Jelton Flynn, Joseph J. Diviny, Henry E. 
Berman, Dennis V. Carey 

Absents Commissioner Joseph P. Byrne 

The minutes of the regular meeting of the Commission held on 
Iiarch 11, IS 75 were approved. 

RESOLUTION On motion of Berman, seconded by Diviny, the 

blO . following resolution was adopted s 

75-0104 H Awarding HH Contract Ho. 51? — Underground duct 

system. for the 13th Avenue, Randolph and Broad 
Streets, to be constructed under the Power 
Improvement Program - Venturini Corpn, San lateo 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Diviny, German, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Diviny, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0105 H Completion HH Contract No. 496 — Ecker and 

Stevenson Streets underground duct system - 
Power Improvement Program - $1,538.90 excess 
modification - $16,0 77.90 Final Payment - 
Underground Construction Company, Inc. , 
contractor 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Diviny, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0106 II Approving supplemental appropriation in amount 

$59,000 from existing funds to provide for 
He tch Metchy Project operational necessities 
during fiscal year 1974-75. 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Diviny, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0107 H Declaring emergency for replacement of tcer 

grounding stolen by vandals on Citv's Intake- 
larnerville transmission lines in the section 
east of ioccasin - $12,000 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Diviny, 3erman , Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Diviny, the 
following resolution was adopted: 



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75-0103 H Approving collection of Dureau Light, Heat & 

Power damage claims, month of February 1975, 
amount $6,147.46 - and transfer of accounts 
amount $6,333.84 - Bureau of Delinquent Revenue 
for collection. 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Diviny, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

75-0109 II Fixing Tuesday, April 22, 1975, at 2: 30 p.m. 

as the date for public hearing to be held to 
consider adoption of rate schedules to be charged 
by the Public Utilities Commission for furnish- 
ing Ketch Hetchy power to private consumers and 
City's municipal departments. 

Vote i Ayes-Flynn, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Diviny, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

75-0110 W Completion !JD Contract No. 1602 for 12" ductile 

iron main in Folsom, Main, Harrison and other 
streets - $6,171.30 credit modification - 
Total amount, $110,200.80 - Underground 
Construction Company 

Vote; Ayes-Flynnm . Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Diviny, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0111 •/ Completion V ID Contract To. 1643-R for repair 

of fences at Lombard Reservoir - Total amount 
$20,346 - Tilliam tT cIntosh and Son 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Diviny, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0112 7 Completion of f-TD Contract Ho. 16 47 for 

excavation and repaving for water service 
trenches - credit modification, $1.20 - 
Bepco, Inc. - $105,533.80 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Diviny, 'erman, Carey 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Diviny, the 
following resolution was adoptee 1 ; 

75-0113 r I Approving cancellation of uncollectible Tater 

Denartment claims against miscellaneous debtors 
totaling $11,963.74 



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Votes Ayes- Flynn, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Diviny, the 
following resolution was adopted as amended; 

75-0114 T '7 Av;arding WD Contract No. 164 8 - excavation and 

repaving for water service trenches - $03,535.00 
The Lowrie Paving Comoany, Inc., South San 
Francisco 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Diviny, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0115 W Approving and authorizing acceptance of a 

Promissory iiote from Century 72 and Johnson 
Associates, a Joint Venture - payment of . 
$4,751.55 assessment levied by the City of 
Mountain View 

Vote; Ayas-Flynn, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Diviny, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

75-0 115 J II Approving route adjustment for Line 15 Third to 

serve Southern Pacific Company's new oassenger 
terminal at Townsend and Fourth Streets. 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Diviny, Carey. 
Abstaining; Berman 

On notion of Carey, seconded by Diviny, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

75-0117 M Approving route adjustment for Line 19 Polk to 

serve Southern Pacific Company's new nassenger 
terminal at Townsend and Fourth Streets - SP 
Denot trins only 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Diviny, Berman, Carey 



On motion of Carey, seconded by Diviny, the 
following resolution was adopted: 



75-0113 M Approving route adjustment for Line 2 7 Hoe to 

serve Southern Pacific Company's new passenger 
terminal at Townsend and Fourth Streets 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Divinv, the 
following resolution "as adopted: 



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75-0119 tl Approving route adjustment for Line 32 

Embarcadero to serve Southern Pacific Company's 
new passenger terminal at Towns end and Fourth 
Streets 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Diviny, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0120 i ; Approving route adjustment for Line 40 Commuter 

to serve Southern Pacific Company's new passenger 
terminal at To^nsend and Fourth Streets. 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Diviny, Derman, Carey 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Diviny, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0121 II Approving route adjustment for Line 42 Evans 

to serve Southern Pacific Company's new passenger 
terminal at Townsend and Fourth Streets. 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Diviny, Carey 
Abstaining: 3erman 

On motion of Diviny, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution \-jas adopted: 

75-0122 M Rejecting all bids received for MR Contract 

iNio. 712-R for cable revinder, Washington-' : ason 
Cable Carbarn cable car machinery and authorizing 
rebid call 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Diviny, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-012 3 M Approving supplemental appropriation, Municipal 

Railway, $429.00, for retroactive permanent wage 
adjustment miscellaneous employees (Class 7353 
Patternmaker) , fiscal year 19 74-75 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On notion of Carey, seconded by Diviny, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0124 M Approving supplemental appropriation! Municipal 
Railway, $1,055.00, for retroactive oermanent 
wage adjustment miscellaneous employees (Class 
7243 Painter) , fiscal year 1974-75 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Diviny, Berman, Carey 



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On motion of Carey, seconded by Diviny , the 
following resolution was adopter: 

75-0125 M Approving payment of claims amount $33,246.12 

from Municipal Railway revolving fund - Month 
of February 1975. 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Diviny, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

Approving compromises and collections of 
Municipal Railway carnage claims against 1 
miscellaneous debtors, miscellaneous debtors, 
amount $8,178.74 - Month of February 1975. 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Diviny, Berran, Carey 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Diviny, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0127 K Approving travel of three Municipal Railway 

employees to the AM General Corporation plant 
in Mishawaka, Indiana, for production inspection 
of 100 diesel motor coaches. 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Diviny, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-012 8 M Requesting the San Francisco Municipal Railway 

Improvement Corporation reject the sole bid 
received for MR Contract ^To. 60 7 for purchase 
of streetcar crossovers and special "'ork for 
Muni Metro Center and requesting rebi^ call. 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On '"notion of Carey, seconded by Diviny, the 
following resolution was adooted: 

75-0123 M Requesting the San Francisco Municipal Railway 

Improvement Corporation reject the sole bid 
received for 7 R Contract No. 619 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Diviny, B?rman, Carey 

On motion of Diviny, seconded by Jerman, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0130 M Declaring emergency for repair and renlacement 

work on the bearings of one of the cable car 
motor systems at the Washington- !ason Cable 
Carbarn" - $33,000 



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Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Divinv, Deraan, Carey 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Diviny, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0131 GO Approving supplemental budgets for fiscal 

year 1975-76 in total amount $966,079 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Diviny, seconded by Herman, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0132 GO Delegating authority to John T . Christensen, Jr., 

Assistant General .""ana-yer-Finance to act as 
General Manager of Public Utilities in absence 
of John D. Crc-'ley and Thomas G. Flynn to act 
in this capacity in absence of both Mr. Crowley 
and Or. Christensen. 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Diviny, Barman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0133 " 7 Declaring emergency for repair of broken 16-inch 

feeder main at iliagara street, between Cayuga 
Street and Alemany .Boulevard - $70,000 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Diviny, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0134 7 Declaring emergency for repair of leaks at 

Sunset Beservoir (South Basin) - $25,000 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Diviny, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0104-HR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

settlement of claims against the Municipal 
Railway - Total amount, $11,200.00 

Vote: JWes-Flynn, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the office of the 
Secretary and Assistant General lanager of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



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PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 



CITY AND COUNTY OF SAM FRAiNICISCO 



Joseph L„ Alioto, Mayor 



Room 2 82, City Hall 



2 % 30 p.m. 



DOCt 



jA.m FRANClbCO 



_ April 8, 19 75 



COMMISSIONERS 
H. Aielton Flynn, President 
Joseph P. tiyrne, Vice President 
Joseph J. Diviny 
Henry E. Berman 
Dennis V. Carey 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Safety 

Transportation 



John D. Crowley 
GENERAL J.1ANAGER OF PU3LIC UTILITIES 

Thomas G. Flynn 

SECRETARY AND ASSISTANT 
GENERAL MANAGER, ADMINISTRATIVE 



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Call to Order; 2:45 p.m. 

Presents Commissioners H. r 7elton Flynn , Joseph P. Byrne, 

Henry E. Berman, Dennis V. Carey 

Absent; Commissioner Joseph J. Diviny 

The minutes of the regular meeting of the Commission held March 25, 
1975 were approved. 

RESOLUTION On motion of Byrne, seconded by Carey, the 

NO. following resolution was adopted; 

75-0135 H Bid call for HH Contract No. 521 for Uarket 

Street Subway electrification system, Embarcadero 
Station to Duboce Portal , under the Power 
Improvement Program. 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0136 H Bid Call for HH Contract No. 510 for sandblasting 

and painting drum gates and operating cylinders 
and piping for slide gates at 0' Shaughnessy Dam. 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0137 H Honoring Reynold S. Tillner, Secretary-General 

Manager of Turlock Irrigation District, on his 
retirement April 1, 1975. 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman , seconded by Byrne , the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0130 W Bid call for T TD Contract 7D No. 16 82 for annual 

repaving of streets and sidewalks for the -Tater 
Department. . Z ' ■ 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0139 W Awarding ID Contract No. 1669, in net amount of 

$45,960.00, for ductile iron main in Sutter and 
Powell Streets, to Shaw Construction, Belmont. 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 



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On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0140 W Completion r1 D Contract No. 152 C for valve 

motorization of Lake Merced Pump Station and 
Crystal Springs Outlet Towers and authorizing 
final payment to Monterey Mechanical Company, 
contractor. 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0141 T 7 Setting Tuesday, May 13, 1975, at 2 j 30 p.m., for 

public hearing re liens and special assessments 
on properties for unpaid water service charges 
in excess of one hundred dollars . 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0142 W Authorizing right-of-way lease for 1.65 acres 

Water Department property in Santa Clara County, 
to Century 72 and Johnson Associates, a Joint 
Venture, for purposes of plaza, parking, land- 
scaping and ingress and egress to adjacent 
buildings. Term; 5 years, with options. 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, 3yrne, Berman, Carey 

Commissioner Berman was excused at 3; 25 p.m. (emergency telephone 
call) and returned at 3; 38 p.m. 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-014 3 r 7 Approving write-offs of uncollectible accounts 

receivable more than ninety days nast due - 
Month of February, 1975 _ 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0144 M Approving supplemental appropriation , Municipal 

Railway, $1,300,000 for materials, supplies, 
fuels, damage claims, and other operational 
necessities to complete the fiscal year. 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 



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On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0145 H Completion MR Contract No. 710 for Presidio 

Building garage ceiling repair and authorizing 
final payment to "Jilliam Mcintosh & Son, 
contractor. 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adoptee; 

75-0146 M Approving legal documents to permit sale by San 

Francisco Municipal Railway Improvement 
Corporation of $26.4 million Improvement Bonds, 
Series C, in connection with the Transit Irmrove- 
ment Program and requesting SFMRIC to proceed 
with the sale. 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0135-MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

settlement of claims against the Municipal 
Railway, total amount of $152,390.93. 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

Copies of .the above resolutions are on file in the office of the 
Secretary and Assistant General Manager of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 






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^.MINUTES 
<^ PUBLIC UTILITIES COH-HSSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAW FRANCISCO 

Joseph L. Alioto, Mayor 



Room 2 82, City Hall 



'ENTS 



£§8S 



2:30 o.m. 



April 22, 1975 



COMMISSIONERS 
H. 'Jelton Flynn, President 
Joseph P„ Byrne, Vice President 
Joseph J. Diviny 
Henry E. Berman 
Dennis V„ Carey 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Safety 

Transoortation 



John D. Crowley 
GENERAL HANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

Thomas G. Flynn 

SECRETARY AND ASSISTANT 
GENERAL MANAGER, ADMINISTRATIVE 



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Call to Order; 2; 45 p.m., 

Present; Commissioners H. Welton Flynn, Joseph P. Byrne, 

Henry E„ Berman, Dennis V. Carey 

Absent; Commissioner Joseph J. Diviny 

The minutes of the regular meeting of the Commission held April 8, 
1975 were approved. 

RESOLUTION On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 

NO, following resolution was adopted; 

75-0147 H Bid call for HH Contract No. 518 - Overflow 

shaft extension at Tesla Portal of Hetch Fetchy 
Aqueduct 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0148 H Approving excess modification in amount $441.60 - 

HH Contract No. 49 8 - Construction of manholes 
and underground duct banks in "test Portal Avenue 
and Taraval Streets, St. Francis Circle to 20th 
Avenue - Power Improvement Program 

Vote; Ayes- Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0149 H Approving collection of Bureau of Light, Heat, 

and Power damage claims - Month of March 1975 - 
and transferring to Bureau Delinquent Revenue 
for collection. 

Vote; Ayes - Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0150 W Approving settlement $54,435 payable to City and 

County of San Francisco from defendants Rockwell 
International Corporation, Neptune International, 
Inc., and Badger Meter, Inc., in water wter 
antitrust action 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Bvrne, the 
following resolution was adopted : 

75-0151 W Awarding T 7D Contract No. 1649 - Amount, $61,093. Ou 

for excavation and repaving for water service 
trenches - Bepco, Inc. of Oakland 

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Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0152 W Approving substitution of Bayside Mechanical 

Contractors for Harry Lee Plumbing and Heating, 
Inc. , as sub-contractor for heating, ventilating 
and airconditioning work under ™D Contract No. 
1510, construction of Sunol Valley Water 
Filtration Plant enlargement - Dan Caputo Company 
general contractor. 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

75-015 3 W Completion of WD Contract No. 16 45 - Furnishing 

and installing protective relays for San Andreas 
Water Filtration Plant electric system - 
Authorizing final payment to Braver Electric 
Company, Contractor 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0154 W Award of WD Contract No. 1678 - 12" main installa- 

tion at 15th Avenue and Lake Street to upgrade 
service to United States Public Health Service 
Hospital - T 7. L. Fairey, Palo Alto - Net amount, 
$32~,306.00 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, 3erman, Carey 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0155 M Approving amendment to agreement with DeLeuw 

Cather & Company for desiqn of Twin Peaks Tunnel 
repairs, increasing the total payment from $70,100 
to $102,650 and the fee from $5,961 to $R,011, 
to cover cost of monitoring of cracks for a four- 
year period 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0156 M Bid call for MR Contract Mo. 615 - Passenger 

Waiting shelters 



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Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Herman , Carey 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

75-0157 M Transferring on permanent loan to Pacific Coast 

Chapter of the Railway and Locomotive Historical 
Society for purpose of historical preservation 
and display, 19 39 White motor coach 062 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

75-0147-MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants 

in settlenent of claims against the Municipal 
Railway - Total amount $10,470.55. 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the office of the 
Secretary and Assistant General Manager of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



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M I IT U T E S 



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j^BLlC LIBRARY 



^ PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AMD COUNTY OF SAP! FRANCISCO 



Joseph L. Alioto, T ayor 



F.oon 2 82, City Hall 



Is 30 D.m. 



SPECIAL I1EETINC 



April ?9, 1975 



COmiSSIONEP.S 
H. Telton Flynn, President 
Joseph P. Byrne, Vice President 
Joseph J. Diviny 
Henry E„ Berraan 
Dennis V. Carey 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
He tea Hetchy Project 
Water Department 



;:.upeaus 

Accounts 
Public Service 
Personnel & Safety 
Transportation 



John D. Crowlev 
GENERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

Thomas G. Flvnn 

SECRETARY AND ASSISTANT 
GENERAL MANAGER, ADMINISTRATIVE 



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Call to Order: 
Present: 

Absent: 



2r00 p.m. 

Commissioners H. "Telton Flynn, Joseph J. Diviny, 
Henry E. Berman, Dennis V. Carey 

Commissioner Joseph P. Byrne 



Purpose of Meeting? 1. CONSIDERATION OF acceptance of the interest 

rate offered for the sale of $26.4 million 
transit improvement bonds by the San 
Francisco Municipal Railway Improvement 

Comoration ; 

acceptance of the lease payment schedule to 
meet the Bond payments ? 

and authorizing the General Manager of Public 
Utilities to execute related lease documents. 

These funds will be used to finance construc- 
tion of the second phase of the motor coach 
storage and maintenance facilities and the 
Muni Metro rail center. 

2. REVIEW OF the year-end financial projections 
of the Hater Department and Hetch Hetchy to 
fix the level of sunport available to the 
Municinal Railway and other City deoartments 
and to determine the existence of any 
surpluses . 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

75-0158 M 



On motion of Berman, seconded by Diviny, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

Approving acceptance of interest rate of 7.16 35% 
and lease payment schedules to meet payments on 
$26.4 million San Francisco Municipal Railway 
Improvement Corporation bonds , and authorizing 
execution of documents. 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Diviny, Berman, Carey 



75-0159 GO 



On motion of Diviny, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

Departmental excess surpluses, Fiscal Year 1974- 
1975 available for transfer to the General Fund 
$2,050,000 Hetch Hetchy funds. 

Vote: Ayes-^lynn, Diviny, Berman, Carev 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the office of the 
Secretary and Assistant General Manager of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



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Resolution No. 75-0158 — Approving net interest rate of 7.1635 per 
cent for the sale of $26.4 million in San Francisco Municipal 
Railway Improvement Corporation Improvement Bonds, Series C, to 
construct the motor coach storage and maintenance facilities, 
Phase II, and the Muni Metro Rail Center? approving lease payment 
schedules; and authorizing execution of Amendment to Site Lease and 
Supplement No. 1 to Facilities Lease No. 2, and Site Lease and 
Facilities Lease No. 3. 

Dr. John M. Christensen, Jr., Assistant General Manager-Finance, 
explained that the SFMRIC solicited bids on the sale of the $26.4 
million in bonds, with financing supervised and implemented by 
Salomon Brothers, financial consultants for the Improvement Coroora- 
tion. 

Only one bid was received, at lOsOO a.m., today, April 29, 1975, 
in the offices of Orrick, Herrington, Rowley & Sutcliffe, bond- 
counsel . 

The successful bidder was Bank of America NT&SA; Merrill Lynch, 
Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc.: Crocker National Bank; Blyth, Eastman, 
Dillon & Company, Inc.; Dean "Jitter & Company, Inc.; Banc North T ' T est, 
Joint Managers in Association with First Boston Corporation; 
Goldman, Sachs & Comnany; Chase Manhattan NA, Joint Managers in 
Association with L. F. Rothschild & Company, Manager, at the net 
interest cost of 7.1635% over a 20-year period. 

The interest rate stipulated ranged in various amounts for each 

year between 1979 to 1997 — from 7 ner cent to 7.50 per cent. 

The interest for the 20-year period will amour t of $25,841,266.25. 

The provisions of the Official Statement and Notice of Sale were 
met, and the Board of Directors of the SFMRIC has approved the bond 
counsel recommendation to make the award to Bank of America NT&SA 
et al. 

Dr. Christensen pointed out that it had been anticipated that 
another syndicate headed by United California Bank would also be 
submitting a proposal. The money markets are so disturbed at the 
present time that United California Bank was unable to hold its 
syndicate together, even though the effective rate at which they 
were planning was 7.50%. As a result, some of the underwriters 
associated with United California Bank were released to join with 
the Bank of America in its proposal. Factors leading to this 
disturbance included the default on the New York City notes, the 
large impending sales in the next 30 days, the potential demand of 
the federal government for large sums in the immediate future, and 
the close proximity of the sale to the Controller's sale of April 21. 
The Controller's issue of $72 million remains $30 million unsold as 
of this date, and prices have been discounted ten basis points in 
order to move these bonds. It is obvious that the Controller's 
sale received an extremely beneficial rating for the Cit", which 
has resulted in large unsold inventories, which in turn have impacted 
on the rate received in this bid. 

The Commission thanked Jack Dooling, Secretary of the SFMRIC, and 
Arnold Happeny of Salomon Brothers, for their work in this bond sale. 

In answer to a Commission question as to the acceptability on the 
market place of these bonds, Mr. Happeny stated the non-profit 
corporation bonds would be sold out of syndicate and accepted in the 



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market place more readily than the currently held general obligation 
bonds of the City and County of San Francisco. 



Resolution No. 75-0159 — Notifying the Flavor and the Board of 
Supervisors that current estimates and calculations indicate the 
availability of $2,050,000 from Hetch Hetchy System funds at the 
end of Fiscal Year 1974-75 for transfer to the City's General Fund. 

Dr. Christensen stated that each year at this time of the budgetary 
cycle, there is a deficiency of revenues and erxess of expenditures 
facing the City. Throughout the years it has been the intent of 
this Commission to provide maximum support to the general City 
welfare in every legal manner at its disposal. Examples of this 
have been the $20.0 million provided by the T 7ater Department and 
the Hetch Hetchy System to the Municipal Railway over the past five 
years; the provision of free water to all City departments valued 
at $1.6 million annually? and the $4 million current annual discount 
on electric power provided to City departments by the Hetch Hetchy 
System. 

Specifically, this fiscal year 1974-75, the total is $8.9 million: 
Muni support, $3.3 million; 'Jater, $1.6 million; and Power, 
$4 million. 

The budgets which the llayor has approved for fiscal year 1975-76 
contain $4.7 million for Muni support from the T Tater Department 
and the Hetch Hetchy System, and the PUC will be supplying City 
departments with $1.6 million free water and $4.6 million discounted 
power — a total of $10.9 million. 

The effort by the Hetch Hetchy System to provide over $15 million 
local share to match $42 million federal funds for the Muni Power 
Improvement Program has placed a severe strain uoon the financial 
status of the Hetch Hetchy System. As a result, its capabilities 
for providing support to other than its own performance requirements 
has become limited. However, two factors have arisen with respect 
to the Hetch Hetchy System which provide the opportunity to once 
again assist in meeting the City needs. 

The first factor, conservation measures exercised by the City 
departments, has resulted in an increased quantity of power 
available for sale by Hetch Hetchy to other than City users. 
Secondly, the rates at which sales can be made to commercial 
customers have risen commensurate with the rise in rates set by 
the State Public Utilities Commission. The net effect of these 
two factors results in an estimated increase of revenues for 1974-75 
of approximately $1,700,000, a decrease of $15 7,000 in wheeling 
charges because of reduced City denartmental usage, and a decrease 
of $19 3,000 in the purchase of power to meet commitments. The total 
of these is $2,050,000. 

Dr. Christensen stated that the v 7ater Department at this time has 
no surplus funds available — that is, unappropriated funds in excess 
of 25 per cent of the total expenditures for operation, repairs and 
maintenance for the Fiscal Year 1974-75. Loss of water revenue has 
resulted because the increased rate schedule passed by the Commission 
in June of last year could not be implement efl until " 7 ovember vith 
effective dates in January and February this year. 



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THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURNED, 



Thomas G. Flynn 
Secretary and Assistant 
General Manager 



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MINUTES 



PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 



CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Joseph L. Alioto, Mayor 



Room 282, City Hall 



2;30 p.m. 



May 13, 1975 



COMMISSIONERS 
K. foe 1 ton Flynn, President 
Joseph P. Byrne, Vice President 
Joseph J. Diviny 
henry E. Herman 
Dennis V. Carey 



L>lAsUit,C.|\J i b 



PUBL.1C I 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Hetch Hetcny Project 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Safety 

Transportation 



John D. Crowley 
GENERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITILS 

Thomas G. Flynn 

SECRETARY AND ASSISTANT 
GENERAL MANAGER, ADMINISTRATIVE 



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Call to Order: 
Present: 



2:30 p.m. 

Commissioners H. Welton Flynn, Joseph P. Byrne, 
Joseph J. Diviny, Henry E. Berman, Dennis V. 
Carey 



The minutes of the regular meeting of the Commission held April 22, 
1975, and special meeting of the Commission neld April 29, 1975, were 
approved. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 



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On motion of Byrne, seconded by Diviny, the 
Commission ratified the following resolution 
approved by poll of the Commission on April 
29, 1975: 

Setting Tuesday, r.ay'27, 1S75, at 3:30 p.m. for 
public hearing date to consider establishment of 
a discount fare for transportation of the handi- 
capped and elderly 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 



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On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

Lien and special assessments on property for 
unpaid water service charges: 

Block 320, Lot 7 
Marcel Viguie 
$130.98 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 



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On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

Lien and special assessments on property for 
unpaid water service charges: 

Block 6943, Lot 20 
Edward Tallie 
$135.35 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Lyme, Diviny, Berman, Carey 



75-0163 W 



On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adoptee; : 

Lien and special assessments on property for 
unpaid water service charges j 

Block 4760, Lot 2 
Joseph Andres 
$106.12 



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Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0164 H Hetch Hetchy Project - revocable permit to 
United States Forest Service 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0165 H Department of Public works' proposal for con- 

struction of new street lighting system in 
Redevelopment Area A- 2 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 



On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 



75-0166 H Reclassification of one Hetch Hetchy Project 

position of 36 32 Senior Librarian to 1844 Senior 
Management Assistant, effective July 1, 1975; 
and approving supplemental appropriation re- 

7 . quest for $359 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Diviny, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0167 W Bid call for WD Contract No. 1654 for installation 
of 16-inch ductile iron main in Scott Street be- 
tween Pacific _Avenue. and Filbert Street 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Diviny, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0168 w Bid call for VJD Contract No. 1659 for laying 
8-inch ductile iron main in Stevenson Street 
between Thirct and Fourth Streets. 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 



On motion of Berman, seconded by Diviny, the 
following resolution was adopted: 



75-0169 W Bid call for WD Contract No. 1663 for instal- 

lation of a bypass connection between existing 
piping in Central Pump Station and the Sutro 
force main 



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Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 



75-0170 



On motion of Berman, seconded by Diviny, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

Award of WD Contract No. 1632 in amount of 
$684,950.00 to Pacific Pavements Company, Ltd., 
for the repaving of street and sidewalk openings 
for the Water D<partment for fiscal year ending 
June 30, 1975 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 



75-0171 W 



On motion of Berman, seconded by Diviny, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

Authorizing one VJater Department employee to 
travel to Schenectedy, New York, to witness final 
acceptance tests of electric motors at General 
Electric Company plant as stipulated in Purchase 
Specification 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 



75-0172 W 



On motion of Carey, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

Cancellation of 48-acre Grazing Lease of Water 
Department property in Alameda County, with 
James Corona, now deceased 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 



75-0173 w 



On motion of Carey, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

Settlement of litigated claim of San Francisco 
VJater Department v. Pacific Mechanical Constructors 
(Municipal Court #705-718) by acceptance of 
$1,500.00 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 



75-0174 W 



Berman moved for discussion purposes, t>yrne 
seconded 

Settlement of litigated claim of Homer J. Olsen, 
Inc. against San Francisco Water Department 
(Superior Court #655592) by payment of $72,411.00 
to said contractor; approving supplemental appro- 
priation to provide for said payment 

Vote: Ayes-Byrne, Diviny, Carey 
Noes-Flynn, Berman 



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On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0175 W Collection of Water Department claims for 

damages against miscellaneous debtors, month 
of April 1975, amount $489.95 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0176 W Write-off of uncollectible accounts receivable 

more than 90 days past due, Water Department, 
month of March 1975, amount $5,710.46 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of merman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0177 M Bid call for MR Contract Wo. 610 for track re- 

construction and sewer enlargement for "L" Tara- 
val Line, West Portal Avenue to 15th Avenue and 
46th Avenue and Zoo Loop 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Diviny, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0178 M Bid call for MR Contract No. 621 for construction 

of additional streetcar storage track and special 
work in Upper Ocean Avenue Motor Coach Yard 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Carey 
No-Berman 



On motion of Byrne, seconded by Diviny, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0179 M Award of MR Contract No. 712-R in amount of 

$44,160.00 to DeNarde Construction Company for 
a new cable rewinder at the Washington -Mason 
Carbarn 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Diviny, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0180 M Requesting San Francisco Municipal Railway Im- 

provement Corporation to award MR Contract 607-R 
in amount of $2,081,549.15 to ABEX Corporation, 
for furnishing and delivering streetcar crossover 
and special work for the Muni Metro Center 



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Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Diviny, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0181 M Setting Tuesday, June 24, 1975, at 2:30 p.m. for 
public hearing on Muni applications for (1) Na- 
tional Mass Transportation Assistance grant, and 
(2) grant funds for guideway purposes available 
under Article XXVI of State Constitution (Propo- 
sition 5) 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Diviny, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0182 U Supplemental appropriation, Municipal Railway, 

amount $1,572, for retroactive salaries, mis- 
cellaneous permanent employees, period July 1 to 
July 14, 1970, as mandated by court order 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Diviny, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0183 M Approving route adjustment for motor coach Line 

36-Miraloma by changing crossover service between 
Phelan and Forester from Staples Avenue to Judson 
Avenue 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

Commissioner Byrne was excused at 4:30 p.m. 

On motion of oerraan, seconded by Diviny, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0134 M Approving operation of Golden Gate Bridge High- 
way and Transportation District's Route 64 through 
V/estern San Francisco 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Diviny, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0185 ii Authorizing execution of a Memorandum of Agreement 
between the Board of Control of the Golden Gate 
Recreational Travel Study and the City and County 
of San Francisco, for funding of Route 32-Bmbarca- 
dero temporary extension to Fort Cronkhite in the 
Marin Headlands 



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Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Diviny, Lerman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Diviny, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0186 n Approving temporary extension of alternate trips 

of route 32-Embarcadero to Fort Cronkhite in Marin 
County 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Diviny, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0187 M Approving establishment of a new bus line to be 
called Line 70 -Lake Merced 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Diviny, Carey 
*Abstained-Berman 

(*See minutes for explanation.) 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0188 M Authorizing the Municipal Railway General Manager 
to provide a cable car for participation in the 
Smithsonian Institute Festival of American Folklife 
in Washington, D.C., July 2-6, 1975 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Diviny, berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0189 M Request for continuation of funding of liunicipal 

Railway Security Force under Federal Comprehensive 
Employment Training Act of 1973 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Diviny, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0190 GO Authority to George L. Carey in the absence of 

Thomas G. Flynn, Secretary and Assistant General 
Manager 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Diviny, seconued by Carey, the 
follov.'ing resolution was adopted: 



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75-0191 M Approving travel expenses in amount of $900 for 

the City Attorney to attend depositions in Denver, 
Colorado, and Rochester, Kew York, in three cases 
against the Municipal Railway 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Diviny, Berraan, Carey 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Biviny, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0160-MR Approving payment of claims against the Municipal 
Railway in total amount of $8,056.00 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, oyrne, Biviny, Berman, Carey 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the office of the 
Secretary and Assistant General Manager of the Public Utilities Com- 
mission. 



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PUBLIC UTILITIES CO' MISSION 



CITY AND COUNTY OF SAM FRANCISCO 
Joseph L. Alioto, Mayor 

Room 282, City Hall 
2 ;30 D.m. 



^May 27, 1975 

COMMISSIONERS 

H. Welton Flynn, President 
Joseph P. Byrne, Vice President 
Joseph J Diviny 
Henry E. Bsrman 
Dennis V. Carey 



_iJTS 
JUN 1 i 



SAN FRAI 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
later Department 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Safety 

Transportation 



John D. Crowley 

GENERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

Thomas G. Flynn 

SECRETARY AND ASSISTANT 
GENERAL MANAGER, ADMINISTRATIVE 



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Call to Orders 2; 30 p.m. 

Present: Commissioners H. Welton Flynn, Joseph P. Byrne, 

Joseph J. Diviny, Henry E.* Berman, Dennis V. 
Carey 

The minutes of the regular meeting of the Commission held Hay 13, 
1975 were approved. 

RESOLUTION On motion of Byrne, seconded by Diviny, the 
MO. following resolution was adopted? 

75-0192 H Approving revision of schedule of rates and 

discounts to be charged by Public Utilities 
Commission for Hetch Hetchy electric power 
service. 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Diviny, the 
following resolution was adopted s 

75-0193 H Approving revision of cost allocation methods 

and procedures for the determination of cost of 
electric service to City departments. 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted s 

75-0194 M Approving revision of the existing schedule of 

rates, fares, and charges by the Municipal 
Railway so as to establish discount fares for 
the handicapped and elderly. 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey the 
following resolution was adopted % 

75-0195 M Supplemental Appropriation - Rates, fares, and 

charges - Municipal Railway 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0196 H Rejecting all bids received for HH Contract 

Ho. 510 - sandblasting and painting drum gates 
and operating cylinders and piping for slide 
gates at O'Shaughnessy dam - authorizing rebid 
call. 



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Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Carey 
No; Berman 



On motion of Diviny, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0197 H Awarding HH Contract No. 521 in amount of 

$1,077,000 - Amelco Electric of San Francisco - 
Market Street Subway electrification system, 
Embarcadero Station to Duboce Portal - PIP 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0198 H Reject extension and authorize call for new bids 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0199 H Approving extension of Bureau of Light, Heat & 

Power Contract No. 187 with Pacific Gas & 
Electric Company for furnishing street lighting 
service fiscal year 1972-73, 1973-74, 1974-75: 
from midnight June 30, 1975 to midnight July 31, 
1975, and month-to-month thereafter until 
terminated by either party upon advance notice. 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0200 H Accepting as satisfactorily completed HH Contract 

No. 509, for painting steel towers on the 
Moccasin-Newark Transmission Line - authorizing 
final payment 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0201 H Declaring as surplus, 13.99 acres Hetch Hetchy 

property at Groveland, Tuolumne County - request- 
ing Director of Property prepare necessary 
legislation authorizing sale to the Groveland 
Community Services District at aonraised value 
$48,000. 



Vote: Ayes-Flyr.n, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, CArey 



75-101 



On motion of Herman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

75-0202 H Approving Department of Public Works' proposal 

for construction of new street lighting system 
on Turk Street between Divisadero and Masonic 
Avenue. 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Herman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was r. ^oted: 

75-0203 H Approving Department of Public Works' proposal 

for construction of new street lighting system 
in the North Waterfront Area, Stage I. 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0204 H Approving Department of Public forks' proposal 

for construction of new street lighting system 
on Keith Street from Evans Avenue to Newhall; 
and on Newhall Street, from Jennings to 600' 
west of Keith. 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0205 H Approving collection of Bureau of Light, Heat & 

Power damage claims, month c-£ April 1975, ' 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

Oil motion of Byrne, se con doc 1 by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0206 H i"\pproving amendment to agreement with Bechtel 

Incorporated, increasing the total payment __ : 
and the fixed fee for design of substation 
buildings and installation of rectifier equuin- 
ment under the PIP 

Vste : Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, secon^2d by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0207 W Accepting ^s satisfactorily completed WD Contract 

No. 16 71 - irrigation system at Sunset Reservoir 
North Basin and approving final payment - Diane 
Associates, Inc., contractor 



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Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny , Berraan , Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0208 W Accepting as satisfactorily completed T7 D Contract 

No. 1658 for reroofing of Potrero Heights 
Reservoir and authorizing final payment to 
Western Roofing Service, contractor 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berifan, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0209 W Authorizing exchange of pj.-operties between the 

City and San Francisco Redevelopment Agency 
located in Hunters Point ^development Project 
Area 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0210 W Approving write-offs of uncollectible accounts 

receivable more than 90 days pas due - Month 
of April 19 75 - Water Department 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0211 W Approving supplemental appropriation w $18,000 

for contractual services for a new electronic 
leak detacticn method. 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0212 M Authorizing Bid Call - MR Contract No. 622 - 

electrification, structural repairs and improve- 
ments within Twin Peaks Tunnel - TIP 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Herman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, secerned by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0213 M Authorizing Bid Call - MR Contract No. 630 - 

coin turnstiles at the Victorian Park cable car 
boarding facility - TIP 



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Vote; Ayes-Flynn, isyrne , Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On notion of Barman, seconder' by Fyrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0214 .I Authorizing call for bids on agreement to 

provide vending machine service at all "^unicioal 
Railway divisions and facilities. Term? one 
year, with possible one year extension at 
Commission's discretion. 

Votes Ayes-Flvnn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0215 M Supplemental appropriation - $218,152 for 

adjustment of salary schedules in certain 
classifications for employees promoted from 
Municipal Railway operators class 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carev 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adooted: 

75-0216 f] Approving oayment of claims - Municipal Railway - 

Month of "March 1975. 

Vote? Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adooted: 

75-0217 M Approving compromises and collections of 

Municipal Railway damage claims against 
miscellaneous debtors - Month of "larch 19 75 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, German, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Bvrne , the 
following resolution "as adopted: 

75-0218 M Amending list of authorised signatures for 

Municipal railway General Claims Agent revolving 
fund, to reflect retirements and current 
personnel assignments. 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0219 M Approving $1400 for travel, oer diem exoense 

and witness fees for two witnesses from New 
Jersey to testify in San Francisco in ca^^ 
against the Municioal Railway. 



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Votei Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berraan , Carey 

On motion of Derman , seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted s 

75-0220 M Approving partial adjustment of motor coach line 

42-Sansome by rerouting via Cargo M ay instead 
of Evans Avenue, to serve the Pier 9 5 area. 

Vote i Ayes-Flynn, Byrne , Diviny, Herman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted. s 

75-0221 GO Confirming allotments and transfer of funds 

under $10^000 for third quarter 1974-75, 
totalling $7,673,069, submitted by departments 
under jurisdiction of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted s 

75-0192-MR Requesting Controller to draw warrants in 

settlement of claims against the Municipal 
Railway, total amount $5,710.00. 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the office of the 
Secretary and Assistant General Manager of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



PUBLIC HEARING - To consider revision of schedule of rates and 
discounts to be charged by Public Utilities 
Commission for Hetch Hetchy electric oower service. 

Oral L. I'oore, Hetch Hetchy General 'anager, stated that subsequent 
to the public hearing conducted April 22, 1975, on nronosed rate 
schedule revisions, he supplied the Commission with two tabulations. 
The first, having to do with the estimated, cost o* service of Hetch 
Hetchy oower assignable to municipal consumers, showed that without 
the recommended rate increase municipal consumers would be ^acec 1 with 
a revenue requirement of over $1 million next year. ' T ith the rate 
increase recommended the ; uni department consumers worl^ continue to 
be served at approximately the current cost. 

The second tabulation showed estimated revenue expense fiqures for 
total Hetch Hetchy oower and water sales for the current fiscal vear, 
and projection of those revenues and expenses in the succeeding fiscal 
year, if the rate recommended is adopted. 



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Fir. Moore stated there is no change in his rate recommendation as 
presented at the first public hearing conducted April 22, 1975, 
which would permit the City's most profitable utility to continue 
to supply power for the municipal purposes of San Francisco near 
the present low rates. The proposed rates are fair to the commercial 
customers in that City would provide power at the same price as the 
alternate source, Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Additional 
revenues would be generated which should nermit Hetch Hetchy to 
continue to. make significant contributions to the general fund of 
the City and County of San Francisco. 

Commissioner Berman requested the Secretary to read for the record 
the following letter received from San Francisco Tomorrow, #9 First 
Street, Room 326, San Francisco, dated April 25, 1975, addressed to 
Commission President H. r 7elton Flynns 

: -Re: Commending the April 22nd PUC proposal to charge private 
users of city power the prevailing rates (P.G.& E.). 

Dear Mr. Flynns 

!7e would like a copy of the April 22nd recommendation 
which received widespread publicity this week. Certainly 
private corporations should Day the pre vai line* costs of 
energy. To do otherwise would represent a hidden subsidy 
by the city and all other users. ITany consider the high 
cost of energy to be one of the Drimary factors working 
to conserve energy and make all industrial activity more 
efficient. 

San Francisco Tomorrow is a city-wide environmental 
organization with some 400 members. Over the past several 
months we have been meeting with representatives of some 
45 neighborhood groups in San Francisco. The neighborhood 
Environmental Caucus has adopted the following resolution 
as part of its campaign platforms 

City power should not be sold to any private user 
directly or indirectly for less than the prevailing rate. 

We request that this policy be made part of the record 
and a copy sent to each commissioner. 

Sincerely yours, 

s/ Robert Scrofani 
President 

SMS/S 

ccs Supervisor Dianne Feinstein, Supervisor John Barbagelata, 
Supervisor Quentin Kopp, Federal Energy Office, 
California Energy an^ Research Commission." 

The following persons spoke against the proposed revised rate schedule 
which would result in an increase to the miscellaneous customers at 
San Francisco International Airport and LJorris Industries. This, 
they contended, would be unrealistic and unfair. 

Gordon E. Davis, Attorney, 111 Sutter Street, San Francisco - 
reoresenting United Air Lines at SFIA. 



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David L. Hirsch, counsel for Norris Industries of 5215 South Boyle 
Avenue, Los Angeles - operator of the Riverbank Army Ordinance Plant. 

Ilorst Oziuna - representing Hilton Inn, SFIA. 

Poss J. Peterson, P. 0. Box 1750, Santa Monica - representing Host 
International, Inc., at SFIA. 

Mr. Davis objected to the idea that Airport tenants should be asked 
to pay for all the increased costs of the Hetch Hetchy power system. 
He analyzed the figures contained, in the HH tabulation sheets #16 
and #17, and contended that the 59.6% increase to Airport tenants 
was unrealistic and unfair. He said, however, he did not onpose the 
over-all increase of 20.8% required to ecual cost of service at 5% 
return as shown on sheet #15. 

He pointed out that over the years PG&E has had decreases — that in 
1971 PG&E rates were lower than in 1960. Only during the nast few 
years have their rates gone un in anv significant degree. He claimed 
that 3MUD and Los Angeles 7 ater and Power charge an aporooriate rate 
to their tenant customers which is lower than PG& E. 

Mr. Hirsch said that Morris Industries' Riverbank plant is an agent 
of the Federal government in that the installation i^ government 
owned and. government operated. The increased cost of the electric 
service would be passed on to the Federal government, which would 
then be a subsidy to the Municipal Railway. Therefore, the benefit 
would be to the Municipal Railway rather than the other Citv depart- 
ments . 

He said he would not oppose a reasonable cost increase but outright 
subsidy of the tiunicipal Railway is unreasonable. 

He said the company has no other available alternative (its only 
supplier being Hetch Hetchy or PG&E) , and that if the Commission 
agreed to the increase, Norris would have no choice" but to nay and 
fight the problem in another way. 

Mr. Hirsch also mentioned that Schedule A-14 rate there is a special 
condition requiring a 10-year contract, with a two-year notification 
before termination. Inasmuch as the plant is not always in operation, 
the present standby charge of $1400 would be increased under the 
proposed rate to $54,000 ner month. Under the two-year cancellation 
notification provision this could, amount to a very large sum. 

At this point Mr. Moore informed the Commission he would recommend 
waiving the 10-year contract requirement under Schedule A-14 because 
the City has use for the Metch Hetchy oower if the Rivarbank nlant 
is shut' down. This would relieve the customer from the ^tandbv 
charge because the Morris Industries' bill would dron back to a 
minimum during the closed-do^ m period. 

Before the next soeaker addressed the Commission, Commission 
President Flynn asked that no further threats of law suits be made 
in closing renarks. 

Mr. Oziuna and Mr. Peterson, as private operators at the SFIA, 
expressed concern with the increase in rates to the aimort tenants, 
and pointed out that the increased cost "ould be nassed on. 



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Others who signed up to speak were; 

Victor Ilonig - San Francisco Tomorrow - called fro™ the room and 
did not speak. 

Mark Krasky - San Francisco Ecology Center - said he would be dis- 
appointed if the Commission voted against the rate adjustment on 
the basis of the rationale o resented by the opposition . 

At Commissioner Flynn's request, Utilities General Counsel William 
F. Bourne , explained the Commission's legal oosition. He said the 
PUC is within its legal rights in establishing the rates recommended 
by Mr. iloore and his staff. Hetch Hetchy is not a "classical 
utility" which must factor in certain of its cost elements in order 
to set a reasonable non-discriminatory rate. A true classical public 
utility is a business entity which has dedicated its properties and 
services to the general nublic -- where all members of the Dublic 
are entitled as a matter of right to that service under reasonable 
services and under reasonable rates. There can be no discrimination, 
although it is allowable to quote different rates for different 
consumers . 

Mr. Bourne said Hetch Hetchy is not a true utility. In this instance 
it is fixing rates for contract users. Hetch Hetchy has not dedicated 
to public service all of its properties. By and large, its services 
are municipal services. Under the Raker Act it sells electric 
energy to lodesto and Turlock Irrigation Districts, and it is 
required to do this at cost. However, in fixing the rate for 
contract service, it is not mandated in any direction to do this at 
cost. 

Mr. Bourne pointed out that PG&F, as recited, in the State Constitution, 
must establish rate charges for electric oower in accordance with 
California law. In San Francisco, as established under the laws of 
California through the City's Constitution and Charter, the rate 
fixing authority rests with the City's Public Utilities Commission. 
Therefore, in this instance the Commission is empowered to fix rates 
on the basis of contract use by the nersons to whom the energy is 
being sold, and it is not in any "ay oroscribed by what has been 
suggested by the opponents as the ordinary utility rule that rates 
must be established on the basis of all the various cost factors. 

Mr. Crowley, noting that some of the speakers inferred there would 
be a tendency to come back and try to increase the rate each time 
the PG&E does, said that certainly is not the intention of staff. 
It has been 17 years since San Francisco has increased its electric 
power rates — the effort here is to bring them urn to date. 

•r. Bourne said the question had been raided whether imon initially 
fixing the contract users' rates at the sane dollar amount as PG&E 
rates, the Commission action could include tying in automatic 
increases granted PG&L. His advice was that t'^is would be an 
illegal delegation of the Commission's authority to fix rates. 

Commissioner Berman pointed out that discrimination could be taken 
both ways — it could be said, that the Riverbank Comoany and the 
Airport tenants have been enjoying lower rates all these years, 
whereas other customers for Hetch Hetchy's surplus oower nave been 
receiving the energy at PG&E rates authorized by the state of 
California. 



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; .r. Hirsch rs spondee! that the Riverbank ->lant was erects at its 
present position during the wartime because of proximity to the 
HH lines. ,Ir. Davis stated that Airoort tenants are bound by their 
contracts with tne Airport, which provides they would be served 
power through the Airoort -- they have no ot'ier choice.. lie said he 
was pleased with Mr. Crowley's comments that it was not the intention 
to bring all future increases matching PG&E increases before the 
Commission, as he had understood otherwise. 

Commissioner Flynn said that in his judgment :,r r. Crowley's statement 
was a true statement. 

"elvin S. Springer, Chairman of the Grand Jury Public Utilities 
Committee, pointed out there are periods when certain load 1 -, in San 
Francisco are not being picked up by T T ^o v 7er an' 3 are being 
furnished by PG&ii, for which City is paying PG&F, and the^e costs 
have not been passed, on. 

Commissioner i;yrne moved adoption of the rate schedule as recommended 
by staff, with 0. L. Moore's recommended amendment, waiving the 
10-year contract requirement under Schedule A-14. Commissioner 
Diviny seconded the motion. 

Commissioner Berman said he wished to make sure that within the 
context of the 'notion that this was an individual move on the part 
of the PUC at this particular time and was not tied automatically 
with any rate increase (or decrease) that the PG&E might receive 
from the "tate FUC. 

On roll call, the Commissioners unanimously adopted Resolution 
No. 75-0192 approving the increased rates for HH power, and Resolution 
To. 75-0193 providing for the method of allocation of joint capital 
and annual operating costs between power and water functions, an^l 
definition of cost components to be included in determination of 
cost to serve City departments with 'letch Hetchy power. 

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PUBLIC IIEARIi-lG - To consider revision of the existing schedule of 

rates, fares, and charges by the Municipal Railway 
so as to establish discount fares for handicapped 
and elderly. 

Curtis E. Green, iunicipal Railway General Ranaqer, explained the 
new fare proposal - a 5-cent fare for the handicapped, at all times 
other than peak hours of 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., for 
a trial period of 3ix months, commencing July 1. The Muni already 
has a 5-cent fare for senior citizens and no charge for -•ualifier' 
blind. 

He said bay area transit agencies, faced with the common reauirement 
of the U. S. Urban 'ass Transportation ^ct of 1974 that handicapped 
persons be charged a reduced fare during off-peak hours, collaborated 
on a uniform regional set of standards for the discount fares. The 
f T uni staff, along with representatives of the other transit services, 
met with physicians and members of the handicapped community in order 
to simplify the procedure for oeople wishing to take advantage of 
this requirement of the Act. 



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Under the nlan developed, seven najor categories for defining 
qualifying handicapped rj ere established ?n0. an aonlication orocess 
by which these qualifying 'night obtain identifying discount cards. 

i ; r. Green estimated the costs involved would be $13,575 for ""uni * s 
share of the operating cost, and $9Sf>,000 to cover the estimate.'- 1 
loss of fare box revenue. 

Commissioner Bernan, in favor of the program, thought the estimate 
of $900,000 revenue loss a little high since a large oercentage of 
these passengers are being taken care of under other Muni reduced 
fare programs. 

Mr. Green stated the estimate -nay prove high, but that P./C Transit, 
one-half as large as Muni, has estimated, its loss under this reduced 
fare for the handicapped at $1 million. 

The following oersons snoke in favor of the nrogran: 

Lloyd Hartman of 1G75 Sacramento Street - totally disabled. 

Shirley Jones of 3452 - 18th Street, representing the 3avview Mental 
Health Community Care Program. 

Kenneth J. Schmier, attorney at Lam, an advocate of Muni's Fast Pass, 

Marguerite 7 arren of 1745 - 32nd Avenue, mho ashed if there mould be 
an exchange of these oassengars with 3ART. 

Mr. Green said that the icentif ication card for the handicaooed 
mould be valid on all transit agendas in the area — but that each 
agency will set its own fare. 

Commissioner Berman requested that this new fare be publicized by 
the liuni as widely as possible, and that °ublic Service Director 
James H. Leonard disseminate the information through every possible 
news media so as to reach those neoile who oualifv. 

On motion of Commissioner iierman, seconded by Commissioner Carey, 
the Commission unanimously adopted Resolution To. 75-0194 aonroving 
the 5-cent discount fare during off-peak hours for qualified 
handicapped persons, and Resolution im, 75-0195, requesting a 
supplemental appropriation in the amount of $973,575 to cover the 
Municipal Railway operational costs and revenue losses. 



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The Commission adopted Resolution do. 75-0195, rejecting all bids 
received for HH Contract do. 510 for sandblasting an'-"' oainting driFi 
gates and ooerating cylinders and nininq for slide gate^ at 
O'Shaughnessy Dam, and authorizing rebi^ding. Mr. : oore exnlained 
that four bids mere received on lay 15, 1975 ranginc,- from $32,970 to 
$117,300. Subsequently, the lorn bidder, Ross Porter Quality ^aintinq 
of Sonora had asked that his $32,970 bid be withe ravm because of 
an error in the preparation of the bid. The second lo" hid received 
from Runnels Industries, Inc., Ric^ond, in the amount of $75,114 
was in excess of the department * s estimated cost for this r 'ork, 
which was $43,000. It was r. core's recommendation that all bids 
received be rejected, and the work be readvertised. 



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Mr. A. B. Gant of Runnals Industries, Inc., appeared an^ ore-tested 
the staff's recommendation,, "le claimed that uoon withdrawal of the 
irregular low bid, the contract should be awarded his company, the 
second lowest bid. He appealed to the Conpnission that it was not 
fair play to repeat the bid call once the contractor™ have revealed 
their figures. 

Commissioner Flynn pointed out the reason for the recommendation 
for rejection was that all the bids were "out of the ballpark." 

Discussion followed during which Utilities General Counsel bourne 
told the Commission that '/as sufficient reason for the Commission 
to reject all bids. lie said there may be a disadvantage to the 
contractors in rebidding, but that the la.' is clear with regard to 
permitting the erroneous bidder to withdraw his bid. It is his 
absolute right; tne Commission has no discretion in this matter. 

Commissioner 3yrne said that ha mas in a position to appreciate 
' r. Gant's position. however, the Commission had no alternative, 
but to reject all bids. He advise" 1 the staff to -alee every effort 
in the future to see that all financial aspects in the bidding 
procedure are clearly o resented. 

Commissioner Herman said he mould net favor rejection because the 
engineer's estimate was lorn ($43,000) and the contractor's proposal 
($75,000) high in this instance; whereas in other bids the situation 
was sometimes vice versa. He felt there should be some consistency-.- 

On roll call Commissioner Berman voted "no ,: on this item. 



HI-I Calendar Item #3, proposed resolution approving a one-year 
extension to June 30, 1975, on BLHP Contract Ho. 188 with Mahoney 
Electric Company, for maintenance and repair of City-owned street 
lighting system for fiscal year 197<"-75. 

Commissioner German said it was his ooinion that with re advertisement 
of this contract City would secure a lower bid for this work, and he 
moved that tha recommended extension be rejected. 

Commissioner Carey seconded the motion. In view of the ore^ent 
unemployment in the construction trades, he said it mould be well 
in public interest to nut the contract out to comoatitiva bid. 

Rejection of the one-year extension of SLKP Contract No. 1°°- was 
unanimously approved. 

Thereupon Commissioner Carey "loved, that the contract be advertised 
for rebicJ. Commissioner Berman seconded, and Resolution T o. 75- n 229 
was unanimously adooted, authorising rebid cf this contract ?or- 
fiscal year 1975 (BLIP Contract ilo. 1*U) . 



'D Calendar Item #6, ^rooosed resolution authorizina acceotance of 
505; of total amount $6,0^1.70 due for reimbursement of 1966-1975 
taxes under Land Use Permit issued to the City of 'fountain view bv 



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the 7 ater Deoartment. 

Arthur .H . Frye , Jr., ?ater Department General Manager and chief 
Engineer, said his deoartment has tried to collect the original 
amount, but that due to ambiguous language of the permit, difficulties 
have arisen. Negotiations with the City of Mountain View have 
culminated in the comoromise proposal of 50% settlement, based on 
the Commission's current oolicy to charge one-half of the applicable 
tax bills on oermit such as this. 

Commissioner Flvnn said that the 50% rule was adopted by the 
Commission in 1974 and should not be made retroactive for a oermit 
tnat was issued nine years before. It was his opinion that the 
matter should be tried in the courts. 

The other Commissioners concurred with Commissioner Flynn and voted 
unanimously to reject acceptance of 50% of the total amount due. 

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Resolution No. 75-0214 authorizing call for bids on agreement to 
provide vending machine service at all Municipal Railway division' 
and facilities. 

Commissioner Flynn asked that the City Attorney's Office check 
whether the insurance requirements for this agreement cover "food 
poisoning. " 



Resolution Ho. 75-0220 approving oartial adjustment of r T Line 
42-SANSOME by rerouting via Cargo ~ 7 ay instead of Evans Avenue. 

Mr. Green explained that the minor rerouting resulted from the 
demolition of buildings on Evans Avenue between Third and Jennings, 
and additional oatronage generated in the Pier 96 area. 



MR Calendar Item £11, proposed resolution approving amendment to 
agreement with International Engineering Comoanv, Inc. , increasing 
from $473,000 to $561,550, the design fee for the Municipal Railway 
transit car maintenance facilities, storage facilities, and terminal, 
(Over from previous meetings.) 

Commissioner 3erman asked that the record show the receiot by 
Commission Secretary of a letter from the City Attorney's Office 
dated tay 22, 19 75 relative to the above subject. The conclusions 
are the sams as those expressed by Utilities General Counsel " 7 illia^ 
F. Bourne in his oral advice to the p UC at its meeting of Aoril 22, 
1975. 

Commissioner Berman said that the City Attorney's letter bears out 
his original contention that under the Cit" Charter the annroval by 
the Commission of the proposed modification to the aTe^snt with 



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International Engienering Company could be construed as a aift of 
public funds and the Commissioners could be liable for this amcunt 
and also malfeasance of office. He moved, therefore, that the 
modification be denied. Commissioner Carey seconded the motion, 
and on roll call the Commission voted unanimously to disapprove 
the amendment to the International Engineerina Comnany agreement. 



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Communications % 



Hone 



Roll Call: 



All Commissioners passed. 



?HEREUPO:I THE MEETING ADJOURNED, 



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Thomas G. Flynn 
Sacretary and .Assistant 
General Manager 



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,^i£ I N U T E S 

PUBLIC UTILITIES CO " IHSIO'-T 

CITY AilD COUNTY OF 5 A.' 7 FPAriCI SCO 

Joseph L. Alioto, ' 'ayor 

Room 202, City Hall 
2:30 p.m. 



June 10, 1975 



CCr: r; I5SI0i.>TERS 
II. 7elton Flynn, President 
Joseph P. Syrne, Vice President 
Joseph J. Diviny 

Henry E. Herman 
Dennis V. Carey 









DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Hetch Ketchy Project 
T 7ater Department 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Psrsonnel & Safety 

Transoortation 



John D. Crowley 
GENERAL MANAGER OF PUHLIC UTILITIFS 
Thomas G. Flynn 

SECRETARY AND AESISTi 

GENERAL FlAiIAGLR, ADi •IUISTPATIVE 



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Call to Order i 2? 30 p.m. 

Present: Conunis sioners H. Helton Flynn, Josenh P. 3yrne, 

Joseph J. Diviny, Henry T ". Beman 

Absent: Commissioner Dennis V. Carey 

The minutes of the regular meetinT of the Commission held r "ay 27, 
1975 were approved. 



RESOLUTION On motion of 3erman f seconded by ^yrne, the 

MO. following resolution "as adopted: 

75-0222 H Authorizing Bid Call for HH Contract No. -J4 3 - 

modifying spillway and construct inn an energy 
dissipator at itoccasin Dam 

Vote? Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0223 H Authorizing Bid Hall - BLHP Contract Mo. 190 - 

re lamping of City-owned street liphting system, 
fiscai year 1975-76 

Vote? Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0224 H Completion of HH Contract T o. 520 - oaintin^ 

steel trolley ooles on Haight street, c tanvan 
to Central Avenue - $72.00 excess modification ■ 
J. "7m. Sorensen, Inc., contractor 

Vote : Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted s 

75-0225 H Approving Department of Public " 7 orks; nrooosal 

for construction of new street lighting system' 
on Ilendell Street from Evans Avenue to Carao 

Hay 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman 

On notion of Jerrtan, seconded by ^yrne, the 
following resolution was adonted : 

75-0226 7 Authorizing Bid Call - VT D Contract No. 16 75 - 

renovation Bernal Heights Hydronneumatic Punn- 
ing Station. 



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Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman 

On motion of Berman, seconded by "yme, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0227 W Supplemental Appropriation - $425,000 - 

- investigation of Crystal brings and San 
Andreas Dams 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman 

On motion of German, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted s 

75-0223 7 Completion of orofessional services contract 

with Dro T m and Caldwell, Consulting Engineers, 
covering water rate study - $1,249.71 credit 
modification 

Vote; Sye^-Flynn, Byrne, Divinv, Berman 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adonted s 

75-0229 W Renegotiation of 265-acre grazing lease in 

Alameda County with Mrs. : ".anuel T endoza - 
term not to exceed 5 year:; 

Vote s Ayes-Flynn , Byrne , Divinv , Berman 

On motion of Berman , seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted s 

75-0230 W Suoplamental Appropriation - $?,709 - 

compensation adjustments for two positions 
r7 ater Department claims section- — '74 - '75 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Divinv, Berman 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Bvrne, the . 
following resolution "as adonted- 

75-0231 7 Supplemental Appropriation - $2,816 - 

compensation adjustments for two oositions 
' T ater Department claii" 1 ^ section — *75 - '76 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, isman 

On motion of 3eman, seconded by "vrns, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0232 W Approving collection of T ater Deoart^ent cl^i^^ 

for damages against miscellaneous debtors - 
month of Hay 19 75 



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Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-02 33 M Authorizing Bid Call - "IP- Contract No. 6?7 - 

furnishing 25 small diesel motor coaches, 
30-oassenger. 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by German, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0234 M Requesting San Francisco "'unicipal Railway 

Improvement Corporation to a^ard MR Contract 
Ho. 619R2 to L. B. Foster Company of "an 
Francisco - furnishing and delivering rails 
and accessories for the Muni Metro Center. 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution "as adopted: 

75-0235 M Modification of 1R Contract Mo. 595B for 

Junipero Serra Blvd. track reconstruction and 
land-caping - Homer J, Olsen, Inc. & Bailco. 
Inc. dba P.ailco of California, Joint Venture, 
contractor - $500 debit - $500 credit 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, 3yrne, Diviny, Berman 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Diviny, the 
following resolution "as adopted: 

75-02 36 M Authorizing continuation and execution of 

agreement with United States Post Office Depart- 
ment to transport letter carriers uoon the 
Municipal Railway for fiscal year 1975-75 - 
sum of $30,966 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Divinv, 3erman 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Diviny, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0237 M Supplemental Appropriation - $106.00 - 

retroactive permanent "age adjustment 
miscellaneous employees 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, "erman 



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On motion of Berman, seconded by Diviny, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0238 M Authorizing write-off as uncollectible - 

57 checks received, from Hay 1, 19 7 ^ through- 
April 30, 1975 for Municipal Railway Fast Pass 
purchases. 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman 

On motion of Berraan, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

75-02 39 M Approving extension of western terminal loop - 

Line 92-Cow Palace Shuttle to avoid using San 
Fernando ~ T ay between Monterey and Ocean. 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
follo'nng resolution was adopted; 

75-0240 M Approving realignment of portion of Poute 32- 

Embarcadero extension to Fort Cronkhite 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman 

On motion of Berraan, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adooted; 

75-0241 M Authorizing two members of Railway staff to 

attend annual Festival of American Folklife 
July 2-S, 1975 - Smithsonian Institute - 
Washington, D. C. 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adonted: 

75-0242 il Approving compromises and collections of 

Municipal Railway damage claims against 

miscellaneous debtors - Month of April 19 75 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution "as adopted; 

75-024 3 M Aop roving payment of claims - Municipal Railway 

Month of April 1975 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman 



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On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0244 M Approving Municipal Railway emergency 

supplemental appropriation of $91,350.00 - 
pay judgment obtained by Transport Workers Union 
Trust Fund - payment of amounts allegedly owed 
from fiscal years 1972-73 and 1973-74 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman 

On motion of Beman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

75-0245 W Authorizing acceptance of $6,041.70 (50%) for 

reimbursement of 1966-75 taxes under Land Use 
Permit to the City of Mountain View - 
authorizing reissuance of said permit modified 
to cover reimbursement during its future use. 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0222-MR Approving .request for payment of claims 1 against 

Municipal Railway - total amount $65,775.47 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the office of the 
Secretary and. Assistant General Manager of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 









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M I N U T. E» S 

-^ PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AMD COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Joseph L. Alio to, 'iayor 

Rood 2 82, City Hall 
2s30 p.m. 



^^June 24, 1975 

COMMISS IONICS 
H. velton Flynn, President 
Joseph p. Byrne, Vice President 
Joseph J. ijiviny 
Henry E. Berman 
Dennis V. Carey 



DUCi 



evblic i 



DEPART! iENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Safety 

Transportation 



John D. Crowley 

GENERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

Thomas G. Flynn 

SECRETARY AND ASSISTANT 
GENERAL MANAGER, ADMINISTRATIVE 



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Call to Order: 
Presents 



2s32 p.m. 

Commissioners H. 'Jelton Flynn, Joseph P. "ivrne, 
Joseoh J. Diviny, Henry E. Berman, Dennis V. Carey 



The minutes of the regular meeting of the Commission hel'-" June 10, 1975 
were apo roved. 



RESOLUTION 

ao. 

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3n motion of Byrne, seconded by Oivinv, the 
following resolution was adooteds 

Public Hearing - •orooosed application with U. S. 
Department of Transnortation for grant under 
Urban Mass Transportation Assistance Act of 1964 
as amended for financial assistance for Municipal 
Railway operational sumr>ort 1974-75 and 19 75-76. 

and 

Public bearing - orono^ec 1 claim fcr transit aid 
funds available under Constitution of the "tate 
of California to provide the local share for 
projects included in the Municipal Railway 
Transit and System Improvement Programs 

Vote? Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 



75-0247 H 



On motion of Byrne , seconded by Carey , the 
following resolution was adopted % 

Award of HH Contract Mo. 518 - Tesla Portal over- 
flow shaft extension - Palzel Corporation of 
Emeryville 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carev 



75-0242 H 



On motion of Byrne, seconrbf" by Carev, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

Award of BLHP Contract Wo. 191 - maintenance and 
repair of City-owned street lighting system 1975- 
19 75 - Lease-lite Corr>oration, San Francisco 

Vote? Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, German, Carey 



75-0249 H 



On motion of Byrne, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution "as adopted: 

Approving collection of Bureau of Light, ''eat and 
Power damage claims - Month of f-iay 3° 75 and 
abandonment of accounts - Pureau of Delinquent 

Revenue. 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 



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On ^notion of Berman, secon-ec 1 by Carev , the 
following resolution r7 ar- adopted* 

75-0250 H Approving amendment to PIP agreement PBO&D, Inc. 

and Gibbs & Hill, Inc., a Joint Venture in 
increasing from $530,000 to $603,131, the design 
fee for electrification of Market Street Subway, 
modifications- to existing rail vehicle trolley 
system, tunnel feeders, and related work. 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Diviny , Berman, Carey 
• To- Byrne 
» 

On notion of Byrne, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0251 H Completion of HH Contract Ho. 484 - replacing 

O'Shughnessy Dam interior lighting system and 
authorizing final payment - City Appliance 
and riectric Company, contractor 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted! 

75-0252 T Bid Call rT D Contract Ho. 1672 - laying of 6-inch 

and 8-inch ductile iron pipe in Lafayette and 
liain Streets 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carev , the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0253 fl Bid Call - WD Contract Mo. 161? - construction of 

fences on T ater Department properties in San 
Hateo County. 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0254 7 3ia Call - I'D Contract To. 1683 - excavation and 

repaving for water service trenches - reauirer' 
for approximately *17 service renewals in four 
separate areas, southeastern section of Citv. 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne , Diviny, Berman, C^rey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopter!; 

75-0255 t Award of ID Contract !o. 1659 - amount $63,773.00 

Laying of 8-inch ductile iron main in Stevenson 
Street between 3rd and 4th ^treet^ - Dalton 
Construction of Foster Cit". 



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Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0256 W Award of 7D Contract No. 1654 - amount $79,479.00 

IS-inc'i ductile iron main installation in Scott 
Street between Pacific Avenue and Filbert Street- 
McGuire and Bester of Oakland 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, 3yrne, Piviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0257 W Award of ~ T D Contract : T o. 166 3 - Amount $19,000.00 

for installation of a bypass connection between 
existing piping in Central Pump Station and the 
Sutro Force main - McCrary Construction Company 
of Foster City. 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopter's 

75-0250 7 Completion of s7D Contract r.'o. 166 S - 16-inch 

and 12-inch feeder main extension - 17th Street 
Rhode Island to Hampshire, and Harold Avenue, 
Ocean to Bruce /'venue - credit modification 
$2,058.30 - and Final Payment - Dalton 
Construction Company 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0259 J Completion of : TD Contract Mo. 1636 - cement 

mortar lining 16-inch, 2 0-inch, 2 2-inch, and 
24-incn water mains in mattery , "Sansome , Scott 
and other streets - authorizing deduction as 
liquidated damages - Raymond International Inc., 
Centriline Department, contractor - apnroving 
execution of agreement of non-prejudice regarding 
work under disoute. 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of German, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0260 W Approving extension of term an additional 5 years 

to March 31, 1980 of Right-of-Way Lease with 
uarl Wilms, Martin Wilms, May Domars , dba lil 
Rancho Motel, Mi librae - amending lease 



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Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Herman, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0252 M Approving $09,682.53 credit modification - 

Contract MR 612 with AM General Corporation, 
contractor - 100 transit type diesel coaches. 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, 3yrne , Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

75-026 3 M Completion of Contract MR. 713 - repairs and 

rebabbitting Jashington-Iiason Cable Carbarn 
750 HP Power Reduction Unit - approving excess 
modification of $95.00 - D. 7 . Nicholson Corpora- 
tion, contractor - Authorizing final payment 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, 3erman , Carey 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

75-0264 M Completion of Contract MR 704 - new trolley bus 

washer at Presidio Bus Yard - Authorizing final 
payment - iicl'usick, Pool, Marsh, Incorporated 
(ii.P.H., Inc.), contractor 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0265 u Completion of Contract MR 708 - new trolley bus 

washer at Potrero Bus Yard - authorizing final 
payment - 7 iegand Engineering Corporation, 
contractor 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of 3erman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0266 M Authorizing execution of professional services 

contract - Foster engineering, Inc. of San 
Francisco - design of the extension of "luni track 
level through vent sh after at ii'mbarcadero Station 
Fee not to exceed $14,79 7 - authorizing accept- 
ance of work order from Redevelopment Agency 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 



75-12^ 



On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted ; 

75-02 67 M Approving traveling expense vouchers for three 

Municipal Railway employees to Mishawaka, Indiana 
for purpose of bus production inspection. 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Garey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
follov/ing resolution was adopted; 

75-02 6 3 M Approving traveling expense voucher for Deputy 

City Attorney to Colorado, New York, and Hew 
Jersey, for purpose of taking depositions in cases 
involvinj City. 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0269 H _ Approving supplemental appropriation - $13,013 - 

provide funds for compensation adjustment of one 
position 72 34 Transportation Equipment Shop 
Supervisor - Municipal Railway 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following:. resolution was adopted; 

75-02 70 M Approving compromise and collection of Municipal 

Railway claims for damages against miscellaneous 
debtors - $10,941.55 - : onth of Hay 1975 - 
approving write-off of uncollectible accounts 
receivable - iionth of May 19 75 - Amount $125 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted : 

^5-02 71 .0 Commending Mr. George Rhodes- San Francisco 

Examiner - on occasion of his retirement 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0272 GO Commending Mr. Lilburn Brynard Delaney on his 

retirement as an S-102 notorman of the Municipal 

Railway and for his service as a member and officer, 
of Local 250A, Transport "orkers Union of America. 



75-129 



Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrna , Diviny, Barman, Carey 

On notion of German, seconded by Carey, trie 
following resolution was adopted? 

75-0273 h Approving the execution of "Amendment Agreement 

between City and County of San Francisco and 
Pacific Gas and Electric Company for Disposal 
of iietch Hetchy Power" 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny , 3eman, Carey 

On motion cf 3enaan, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adoptees 

75-0274 H Declaration of $1,000,000 Hatch Hetchy 'ater and 

Power surplus for fiscal 1°' 75-76 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

75-0275 M Awarding Vending Machine Agreement for fiscal 

year ending June 30, 1975 - Freeco Vending 
Service Inc. 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Beman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconcTec 1 by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted s 

75-027G M Accepting City Attorney's recommendation to 

forego furtaar appeal procedures regarding a 
dismissed municipal Railway employee reinstated 
by court and approving supplemental appropriation 
for back salary and related compensation. 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, 3yrne , Diviny, Berian, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded ~>y iyrna, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0246-i4R Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

settlement of claims against the Municipal 
Rail. ray in total amount $034,116.05 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, 3erman, Carey 

Copies of the aoove resolutions are on file in the office of the 
Secretary and Assistant General Manager of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



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I 



MINUTES 
PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 






Joseph L. Alioto, Eiayor 

Room 202, City Hall 

2s 30 p.m. 



^,July 8, IS 75 

CQj-S'iiasioireRS 
Ho 'Telton Flynn, President 
Joseph P. Byrne, Vice President 
Joseph J. Diviny 
Henry E. Berman 
Dennis V. Carey 



DLPARlViENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
r 7ater Department 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Safety 

Transoortation 



John D. Crowley 
GENERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

Thomas G. Flynn 

SECRETARY AMD ASSISTANT 
GENERAL MANAGER, ADMINISTRATIVE 



75-130 



Call to Orders 2s 30 p.m. 

Present: Commissioners H. 7 elton Flynn, Joseph P. 3yrne, 

Joseph J. Diviny, Henry E. Beman, Dennis V.Carey 

The minutes of the regular meeting of the Commission held June 24, 
1975 were approved. 

RESOLUTION On motion of Diviny, seconded by Be man, the 

"NO . following resolution was adopted: 

75-0277 H Bid Call, HH Contract 1 No. 522 - Installation of 

electrical equipment in Civic Center, Church and 
Downtown Substations under the Power Improvement 
Program. 

Votes Ayas-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Diviny, secondec" by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0278 H Bid Call, HH Contract Ho. 494 - Repairing, 

painting and replacing steel trolley poles on 
La Playa, Fulton and Mission Streets. 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Diviny, secondec? by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0279 H Bid Call, HH Contract No. 507 - Resurfacing 

approximately seven miles of Cherry Road, in 
T uo 1 ur.in e Co un ty . 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted s 

75-0230 H Award of BLI-IP Contract do. 190 - Scheduled 

re lamping of City-owned street lighting system, 
fiscal year 1975-76 - Lease-Lite Corporation of 
San Francisco. 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adooted: 

75-0201 H Award of HH Contract Jo. 510-R - Sandblasting 

and painting drum gates and operating cylinders 
and piping for slide gates at O'Shaughnessy dam, 
to Boss F. Porter-Quality Painting of Sonora - 
Amount, $49,700 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 



75-139 



On xaotion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-02 32 II Supplemental aporonriation - $430 - replace 

electronic calculator lost through theft. 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Bernan, Carey 

On raction of Carey, seconded by Berman, the 
'following resolution was adoptee'; 

75-0283 J Approving assignment by Shaw Construction, 

contractor, assigning all monies due under 
"ID Contract Jo. IS 6 9 for lavinq r>t: main in Sutter 
and Powell Streets, to the United California 
Bank of Burlinaa^a. 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

75-0234 J Completion of 7D Contract Ho. 1G13 - Laving 12" 

main in Filbert Street between Hyde and Gough 
Streets - $3,770.50, as modified 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, ^yme, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0205 7 Approving write-offs of uncollectible accounts - 

'^ater Department - r ionth of ''ay, 1975 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted.: 

75-0236 7 Authorizing right-of-way lea^e for four acres of 

later Department property in Hanta Clara County - 
Harriott Corporation - puroose of marking, 
landscaping and utilities crossings - (over from 
April 22, 1975 meeting) 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Bvrne, Diviny, Berman 
■o-Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0237 7 Setting Tuesday, August 12, 1975, at 2; 30 p.m. - 

public hearing re liens and special assessments - 
Bater Department. 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, ^er^an, C^r^v 



75-140 



On motion of 3erman, seconded by "yrna, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

75-0280 W Commending r Ir. Geno J. Caccia, Assistant Manager, 

Alameda Division - San Francisco ''ater Department - 
retirement - 21 years of City sarvice 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Dyrne, Diviny, Herman, Carey 

On motion of "erman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0239 II Award of VR Contract No. 621 - Additional 

temporary streetcar storage track in Upper Ocean 
Avenue Motor Coach Yard - M. Lum^us, Inc. of 
Richmond 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconder 1 by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0290 li Approving realignment of that portion of Route 2C- 

uineteenth Avenue 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Eerman, seconded bv Carey, the 
following resolution "as adopted: 

75-0291 M Approving transfer of four antique Municipal 

Railway rail cars and five items o^ old shop 
equipment to the Bay Area Flactric Railroad 
Association - preservation and use for historical 
purposes - California Railway "useum at "do 
Vista Junction 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Dyrne, Diviny, Herman, Carey 

On motion of German, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution "a?, adopted: 

75-0292 M Setting Tuesday, Julv 22, 1975, at 2; 30 p.m. - 

public hearing to consider revision of Municipal 
Railway schedule of rates, fares, and charges - 
transfers on Shor>pers' c huttle lines 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne , Diviny, German, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-029 3 M Professional services agreement with Fay Associates 

of Lexington, 'lass. - Plannina, designing, and 
preparing construction documents for a complete 
fare collection system for the new Muni Metro 
Subway - Maximum fee, $125,204 



75-141 



Vote; £yes-Flynn, 3yrne, Diviny, Barman, Car y 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution wan adopted s 

75-0294 GO Supplemental appropriation™ - Adjust wages for 

Crafts and related classes for fiscal year 19 75-76 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Dyrne , Diviny , Berman, Carey 

On notion of Herman , seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adonteds 

75-0277-MR Approving payment of claims against the Municipal 

Railway - total amount $212,942.3? 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Diviny, Herman, Carey 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the office of the 
Secretary and Assistant General I Ian age r of the ^ubluc Utilities 
Commission. 









l l I £ 2. 1 £ £ 

FU.LIC UTILTTi:"" C0'-7 fir;q ion 
CITY>JWD COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Joseph L. Alioto, ayor 



Toon 2C2, City Hall 
2s 30 p.m. 



July 29, 1975 



2 2 1975 



-> 

JPUOL-IC 



COZgHISSIOli^PS 
n. 7 elton Flynn, President 
Joseph P. 3yrne, vice President 
Joseph J. Diviny 
Henry E. Berman 
Dennis V. Carev 






DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Hatch Hetchy Project 
fater Department 



BU^AUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Safety 

Transportation 






John D. Crowley 
[ERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

Thomas 6. Flynn 

SECRETARY AND ASSISTANT 
GENERAL MANAGER, ADMINISTRATIVE 



75-146 



Call to Orders 
Present; 

Absent; 



2s 40 p.m. 

Commissioners H. 'Telton Flynn, Joseph P. Bvrne , 
Henry 2. Berman, Dennis V, Carey 

Commissioner Joseoh J. Divinv 



The minutes of the regular meeting of the Commission held Julv 8, 1975 
we re app r o ve d . 



RESOLUTION 

HO. 

75-0295 H 



On motion of 3yrne f seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adoptee' 

Award of KH Contract : -To. 443 - Modifying the 
spillway and constructing an energy dissipator 
at Eloccasin Dam. 



Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 



75-0296 K 



On motion of Byrne, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

Completion of Till Contract TT o. 433 - Exterior 
painting and roof ores^rvation Loccasin and Tesla 
Portal buildings - Ross F. Porter Quality 
Painting, contractor 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 



75-0297 II 



On motion of Byrne, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

Completion of HH Contract Jo. 499-R - Reroofing 
cottages at Moccasin and Farly Intake - C. 6 F. 
Ilulsey, Inc. , Hulmar, Inc. , dba Hulsey Roofing 

Company , contractor 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 



75-029^ H 



On motion of 3yrne, seconded by Carey, the 
follov;ing resolution was adopted: j 

Acquisition of easement - Lot 24, Assessor's 
Block 7004, from Pacific Gas & Electric Company, 
$12,103.00 - under the Power Improvement Program 
New electrical substation to serve the i! street- 
car line. 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 



75-0299 H 



On motion of Byrne, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

Approving collection of Bureau Light, Heat & 
Power damage claims - .'onth of June 1975 



75-147 



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Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Care^ 

On motion of Byrna, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution na 13 adopted; 

75-0300 H Authorizing execution of n. c „ Department of 

Interior Special Usa Permit Wo. 8800-5-727 
granting City right-of-way for Cherry-Bleanor 
access road within Yosemite national Park. 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Barman, seconded by Byrne, tha 
following resolution was adopteds 

75-0301 T ? Bid call - 7 D Contract Wo. 1334 - Fxcavation and 

ropavinj for water service trenches area ?vans. & 
Fitcli, Jamestown and west by 3ayshore Dive. 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berran, Carey 

On motion of German, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0302 T J Bid call •- T D Contract Ho. 16 74 - laying 4- and 

6-inch main in r7 ater, Jones, Shannon and Kearny 
Streets 

Vote? Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Beman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, tbe 
following resolution was -adopted: 

75-0303 7 Bid call - 7 D Contract ; io, 166^ - paving various 

access roads in San 'ateo County 

Vote s Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On notion of Eerraan, seconded by Byrne, the 

following resolution was adopted; 

75-030 4 I Award of 7 D Contract 'o. 1675 - Bernal Heights 
hydrooneumatic nump station renovation - E, **. 
' orrill Company of Ber2;eley - $49,500.00 

Vote;; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, .arm^n, Carev 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 

followinj resolution was adopted: 

75-0 305 W Approving excess ' modification T o. 1 of ' 7 D Contrac 

ilo. 1510 - Construction of Bunol Valley 'Mter 
Filtration Plant enlargement - Dan Caouto Co^nany 
Debit, $6,962.00 



75-l».i 



Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, German, Carey 

On iv iotion of German, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted! 

75-0306 I Completion of ' 7 D Contract To. 1555 - Calaveras 

Dan repair - $5,493.20, Credit Modification 
R&D T Jatson, Inc., contractor 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On notion of lernan , seconded by "'"rns, the 
follo^inc resolution T '?s adopted: 

75-0307 7 Approving partial collection - Month of June 1975 
ciain for danages - 7 ater Department 

Vot3 s Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On notion of Berman, second?- 1 - by Byrne, the 
following resolution 'as adopted; 

75-0309 7 Coranletion of T D Contract No. -1600 - Construction 

of Centralized Data Acquisition anr 1 Control 
Systam for the City Distribution Division - 
Control ^v^ten Industries 

Vote; Jyes-Flvnn , .yrne , 1eman, Carey 

On notion of TJerman, seconded by "yrne, the 
following resolution was adopters 

75-0309 W Authorizing execution of 'ater De^artn.ent 

professional services agreement with the 
Pitoneter Associates, engineering ■Fir 1 -' - Conduct 
water waste survey and networl: analysis 

Votes Ayss-Flynn, "yrne, \aman, Carey 

On notion of Fempn, seconded by "yrne, t^e 
following resolution "as adopted.: 

75-031U W Declaring as surplus tie regaining 1.77 acre 

oortion of "elnont Pumr> Lot located near 
intersection of San Carlos City limits and Fl 
Canino Real, San atao County 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, "yrne, Feman, Crrey 

On rotion of :ernan , "■fic^nrh' 1 by wrne, the 
follo''in<r resolution was adopted: 

75-0 311 W Amroving ^^sndment to Lea^e '^t'eer, the City 

and Carl Wilms, iartin Wilns and May Donars , dba 
El Fancho Motel - ^or Fig^t-of-wav to Water 
Doartnent nrooertv in "i librae 



7 5 - 1 4 S 



Vote % Ayes-Flynn, 3yrne, German 
Ho— Carev 

On motion of Berman, seconded by "Byrne, the 

following resolution was adonted s 

75-0 312 J Correlation of ?D Contract He. 1550 - Crystal 

Springs Balancing Reservoir and Pumping °tation - 
Stolte , Inc., contractor - Credit modification, 

$2,026.00 

Vote? Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On notion of "syrne, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

75-0 313 il Authorising the rerouting of Line ?1 - Stonestown 

to bypass the residential area north of BAST Daly 
City Station 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of "yrne, seconder' by i-iepian, the 
follov/in^j resolution was adooteds 

75-0 314 M Authorizing nurc'^ase of 41 items of shoo equip- 

ment and tools for maintenance of 'Mini's new light 
rail vehicle - total $1,400 ,000 - Items to be 
installed by contractor unr'er MR 5^9 - Construc- 
tion of Muni Metro Tail Center 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Byrne, 3D con dec by Carey, the 
following resolution "as adopted: 

75-0315 II Rejecting the lowest bid received as ,_ >einq non- 

responsive - approving award of ?!!5 Contract Ho. 
515 - second lo^e^t bidder, Cadillac Plastics and 
Chemical Company of South San Francisco - Amount, 
$131,35 7 - construction of nassenger "aiting 
shelters. 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of 'vrne, seconded by Care ,r , the 
folloviiig resolution "as adonted: 

75-0 315 j'i Approving Municipal Railway supplemental appropria- 

tion in amount $12,800 - compensation adjustment 
of 20 -lositions in the janitor and janitor 
foreman classifications 

Vote; ^yes-Flvnn, Byrne, "er^an, Carev 



75-150 



On motion of Byrne, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0 317 - ; Approving realignment of that portion of 3oute 32 

Brno arcade ro extension to the Marin Headlands 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne , Berman, Carey 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0 310 M Approving rerouting of northern terminal looo 

of Line 15-Third and changing present terminal 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion cf Byrne, seconded by Carey , the 
following resolution was adoptee 1 ? 

75-0319 il Approving compromise and collection of funicioal 

Railway damage claims - ionth of June 1375 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0320 ix Rejecting all oics received for I!?. Contract Wo. 622 

for Twin Peaks l'unnel electrification, structural 
repairs and improvements - authorizing readver- 
ti semen t 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey 
tfo-Byrne 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0321 i Rejecting all bids received for MR Contract !o. 522- 

"L ,: Taraval Line track reconstruction and sewer 
enlargement, Jest Portal Avenue to 15th Avenue 
and 4 6 til Avenue and Zoo loop - authorizing read- 
vertisement 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, ierman, Carey 

On 'lotion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution r 'as adopted: 

75-0322 Li Approving supplemental appropriation, Municipal 

Railway, adjustment of salary schedules in 
certain classifications - Amount, $271,17° 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 



75-151 



On '-notion of Herman, seconded by Carev, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0 32 3 i '. Approving payment of claims - 1'onth of " 7 av 19 75 ~ 

iunicipal Railway 

Votes Ayes-Flynn f Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On -notion of Berman, seconded by Carey, t^e 
follow ring resolution was adopted: 

75-0 324 M Approving payment of claims - Month of June 1^75 - 

Uunicinal Bail T 'ay 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, C^re^ 

On -notion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0 325 21 ^proving travel expense vouchers - two Municipal 

Railway employees - trio to rdmonton and Toronto, 
Canada 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Bernan, Carey 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0326 II Approving amendment of $100,339 to professional 

services agreement with International Engineering 
Company, Inc. for :T uni '.etro Rail Center 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Syrne, Berman 
To- Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution T 'a~ adopted; 

75-0295-MR Approving payment recfuesting the Controller to 

draw warrants in settlement of claims against 
the Municipal Railway - Total amount, $46,200.00 

Vote s Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the office of the 
Secretary and Assistant General Manager of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



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75-152 



This meeting had been originally scheduled for July 22, 1°75 but due 
to the lack of a ctuorum was reset to this -'ate. The public hearing 
to consider revision of existing schedule of rates, fares, and 
charges by the Municipal Railway, also on the calendar for July 22nd , 
was readvartised in tha newspapers to be held on August 12th. 



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Resolution Do. 75-0311— Approving Amendment to Lease dated August 26, 
1969 between the City and j.arl Jilms, Martin -ilns and r, ay Domars, 
dba El Rancho Motel, for right-of-way to 'ater Department property in 
Mi librae for parking lot and directional sign purposes. 

Commissioner Dennis V. Carey asked Mr. Frye, General Manager and 
Chief engineer of the Water Department if ha spoke to tha lessee about 
tha laasa extension. Mr. Frye stated that ha had gone into it 
entirely with Mr. Wilms and that ha has been using it only for a 
signboard and some parking and that no one else has expressed interest 
in this property, Mr. Frye noted that a. review of the rent being 
charged reflects that tha present rental of ^50^.00 per month plus 
taxes and assessments, is fair value based on tha existing limited 
use. 

Commissioner :I. Helton Flynn ashed if the $5,500 performance bond , 
covers taxes as well as rant. Mr. Frye assured him that it did. 

Upon roll call, the resolution was adopted. Commissioners Flynn, 

Byrne and Beman votad ay a < : Commissioner Carey voted no. 



Resolution oio. 75-0313 — -Autuorizing the rerouting of Line 91- 
Stonestovm to bypass tne residential area nortii of BART Daly City 
Station, and to batter serve the Park harced patrons and San 
Francisco State College. 

Secretary Thomas G. Flynn read two letters to the Commission, 
regarding requests to not discontinue tne service of Line 91. The 
lettar addressed to Mr. John D. Crowley was written by Idanay Brewster, 
Advertising & Publishing Director of t.ie Stonestown Merchants 
Association, and the otner lettar was fro: Snirley L. Jelson, 
President of Stonestovm ihercnants Association addressed to Curtis E. 
Green . 

Curtis E. Green, General ilanager of Municipal Railway, made a 
presentation of t.ie route change of Line 91, stating that it is not 
a discontinuation of the line, _>ut merely shifting the route from 
St. Cnarles Avenue as the City Planning staff has proposed ^otor 
venicla traffic restrictions due to conjestion, and rerouting in the 
Park Merced area which Will put tha line within practical walking 
distance of mora residents and also bettar serve t'ie San Franci ~co 
State University. 

Commissioner -German indicated concern as to why the Stonestown 
Merchants Association had apparently received the wrong information, 
and if their letters had been answered. Mr. Green stated that he 
had answered tne letter to him, out didn't know if Pis. rtalson had 
yet receiveu it. 



75-lb3 



Commissioner Carey ashed ar. Green if ne or an appointed representative 
had discussed this proposal with the Stonestown erchants Association, 
and Mr. Green answered negatively. 

Commissioner Berman stated that someone should phone t ie writers of 
tne two letters and explain to them that tne line will not be 
discontinued, out merely changed so there will be no mi 3 apprehension. 
Director of 'transportation James J. Finn left the room to make the 
phone calls and retumea later with tne information tiiat he had spoken 
to Idatnay Brewster explaining the route in Stonestown would not be 
affectea, and told tier of tne change in Parkmerced and at St. Charles 
Avenue , and that tne employees were reacting to rumor possibly 
circulated jjy iiuni operators that the 91 Line was to be discontinued. 
he stated that it siiaply was a change in route, he further stated 
that she mentioned Mrs. Nelson possibly has received Mr. Green's 
letter by now, but if not, she would convey tne good news to her. 

Commissioner Flynn requested that i-ir. Green on future dates notify 
the Commission in advance when there are proposed changes to any lines 
informing tne Commission of the dates and places of the neighborhood 
groups with whom .ie has met. 

Upon a new motion by Commissioner Byrne and seconded by Commissioner 
Berman, the Commission unanimously voted for the adoption of 
Resolution jo. 75-0 313. 



Resolution ilo. 75-3 315--Rejecting the lowest bid received as being 
non-respcnsive , and approving award of MR Contract Jo. 615, to second 
lowest bidder, Cadillac Elastics and Chemical Company of South San 
Francisco, in amount $131,357, for construction of passenger waiting 
snelter,; . 

Commissioner Berman inquired of tne Public Utilities General Counsel, 
..dilliam F. Bourne why the City Attorney's Office had determined the 
lowest bia was "non-responsive. ,: Mr. journe explained that he bad 
been informed by the engineering bureau of the Municipal Railway that 
the; low bidder was not licensed as a California contractor as required 
by the Business and Professional Code, and informed the Railway it 
could not be accepted. 

Secretary Thomas G. Flynn stated that the resolution which had been 
sent to tne Commission excluded the total amount of contract, but 
tnat a new resolution was being typed to include the total amount of 
tne contract. 

Mr. Rino Bei , Transit Improvement Project . anager of the Municipal 
Railway, distributed photographs of the proposed waiting shelter to 
each of tne Commissioners to review stating the importance of the 
award of the contract. Tne photographs had ' ;aen provided by the 
second lowest bidder, Cadillac Plastics. 

Upon roll call, the Commission unanimously voted for the adoption 
of Resolution no. 75-0 315. 



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uiscussion of lluni Railway agenda item §3 recommending rejection of 
lowest )ia received on account irregularities, and approval of award 
of MR Contract tio. 622 to second lowest bidder. Homer J. Olsen, Inc. 
of Union City, California, in amount of $3,194,638.00 for Twin Peaks 
Tunnel electrification, structural repairs and improvements. (City 
Attorney recommendation) ; 

Present in tne audience was I'ir. Gardiner Johnson, Attorney at Law, 
representing Abbett Llectric Company. Also present were Mr. J. Conrad 
-jjoatt ana ur. George A. carter of Abbett Llectric Company. 

Mr. Ldward Allison was present repressnting Contractor Homer J. Olsen, 
Inc. 

Commissioner 3erman made a motion tnat all bids be rejected and read- 
vertised for new bids; Commissioner Carey seconded the motion. 

Mr. .'illiaia F. bourne, Utilities General Counsel, stated that the 
point is, as set fortn in nis opinion, that there is a requirement 
under tn3 contract specification that the Appendix 7' , 'Jan Francisco 
Plan, oe filleu out, or, as recited in the "an Francisco Plan, a 
"substantially similar document" enumerating employment goals, and 
that in nis opinion tne document furnished, which was the Human 
Rights Commission document, by Abbett Llectric was not a "substan- 
tially similar cocument" and therefore award should he rejected. 

Mr. Gardiner Johnson, Attorney for Abbett electric Company, claimed 
tnat Aboett Llectric Company not only signed a similar document but 
that there was also a copy of the same complete document which is 
in effect today on a job for anotner PUC department, and that Abbett 
Llectric nad even gone further and signed the present document for 
years 1975, ' 76 , '11 and '73 and t.iat consequently the information 
required was on record. 

Mr. Journe also stated tnat tne Abbett rAZ. was non-responsive in that 
it listed two intended sub -contractors for portions of work provided 
in Contract liR 522 witnout disclosing the price or prices to be paid 
for such sub-contracted work. 

Mr. Allison spoke in behalf of Homer J. Olsen, Inc. and stated that 
it was an expensive ciore cor a contractor to complete a specification 
for bid, and that when a bid aas proven non-responsive, the next 
responsive Pidder snould get the award. 

i-ir. Bourne asked that tne Commission give serious consideration to 
awarding the bid to homer J. Olsen, Inc., but at tne same time stated 
that tne Commission was free, just as on Contract 610 in which the 
circumstances are the same, that it is not required to award the 
contract, hut can readvertise it. 

Upon roll call, tne Commission approved rejection of all bids and 
authorized readvertising of MR 622, (Resolution Jo. 75-0320). 
Commissioners Flynn, Lerman, and Carey voted aye ; Commissioner Byrne 
voted no. 



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Resolution Uo. 75-0325 — Approving travel expense vouchers, total 
amount $1,162.57, for two Municipal Railway employees for trip to 
Edmonton and Toronto, Canada, to inspect trolley coaches at transit 
properties . 

Upon request from Commissioner Berman, Mr. Green gave a short report 
on the inspection of the trolley coaches at the transit properties 
in Canada. 



Resolution ifo. 75-0 326--Approving amendment of $100,383 to 
professional services agreement with International Engineering 
Company, Inc. for Muni iietro Rail Center. 

Upon a new motion by Commissioner Fiynn, seconder, by Commissioner 
Carey, the item was taken up for discussion. 

Commissioner Flynn and Commissioner Berman objected that the proposed 
amendment was coming before the Commission so late that failure of 
the Commission to approve the amendment would cause the construction 
project to shut down. 

Both Commis si oners expressed amazement that the staff did not have 
some indication in April-May, when an earlier contract amendment was 
brougiit before the Commission, that further funding would be required 
to complete the work. 

The Commissioners questioned t.ne staff at some length on this point. 
Mr. Rino Bei , T.I. P. Manager, stated that he had known the requirement 
for a number of weeks, but that most of this time had been devoted to 
negotiating the amount and scope of the amendment. The proposal was 
brought to the Commission immediately on completion of the negotiations 

Commissioner Carey questioned the prooosed additional amounts and 
expressed particular concern over $40,000 in wages and the percentage 
of indirect costs. 

Mr. i3ei explained that tae project was patterned under the Urban Mass 
Transportation Administration guidelines, noting that the first figure 
was the direct salary costs to employees and the salary burden, then 
the overhead costs in doing the work — engineering supplies, lights, 
etc., then to tnat amount he is permitted to a fixed 10% fee which is 
all those reimbursable costs. Then the total amount is the amount of 
the amendment. 

Commissioner Carey was concerned with the 00% cost added to labor and 
Burden, iir. 3ei explained that it was an estimated overhead cost, and 
that the project will be audited to insure only actual costs incurred 
will be paid. Any amount less than 30% will be reimbursed to both 
the Federal Government and Muni. The format being used is a usual and 
recognized one and that a new form was not being invested. 

Commissioner Flynn asked Mr. Bei what the total percentage for I.E. CO. 
would come to, assuming the City is liable for the $34,000 the 
Commission had been discussing before this amendment. Mr. Bei replied 
$473,200, for a project which has grown from $7 illion on an estiviate 
made in IS 71 to tne present figure of $16,000,000. Mr. Bei noted that 



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I.E.C.O's contract represents only 4% of the total cost of the 
project, completed with a normal industry average of 6%, 

Commissioner Flynn directed Mr. Bei in the future to present any 
modification to the Commission well in advance of the Commission 
meeting so the Commissioners can look at it intelligently. 

Commissioner Flynn requested that Mr. i3ei at the first meeting of 
next month present the Commission with a progress report, and 
Commissioner Herman requested that such a report be turned into the 
Commission each month until tne job was completed. 

Upon roll call, the resolution was adopted, Commissioners Flynn, 
Byrne and Baraan voted aye ; Commissioner Carey voted no. 



Mr. Demosthenes Adams, Director of Personnel and Safety, Municipal 
Railway, gave a detailed report on training and retraining of bus 
operators . 

tie furtner stated tnat Municipal Railway has 1,902 bus drivers with 
the average employee having 3 years and 2 months experience; 32% have 
5 years or less; over 5 years in most cases makes him a professional 
and the accident rate goes down. He further stated that between 
years 1 to 5 in experience has proven to be where Muni has most 
problems. Mr. Adams said he believes tne accidents result more from 
attitude problems rather than lack of good driving skills. In this 
case, many are returned to the class for retraining. Many of the big 
problems come from the new drivers with an over-confident attitude, 
and the second problem comes from disrespect for the law. 

Mr. Toyoo Nitaki, Denior Instructor was present and ran a movie , 
one of many modules, demonstrating the dangers of a lefthand turn. 

Mr. Adams invitea the Commission and all present to visit the 
Operators' Training Class to see the work that is being done to train 
the new operators. 

Commissioner Herman asked if ideas to augment and modernize our 
training system are exchanged with other metro transit systems and 
Mr. Adams said that this is being done through the Safety Council 
with San Diego, Vancouver and Seattle. 

Mr. Lawrence 3. Martin of the Transport Workers Union was present 
and made a brief statement saying that Mr. Adams presented his report 
very well, but to really see the progress that is being made, one 
must attend the class. 

Mr. Green stated tnat the only reason way Muni has been able to have 
a safety program was because Mr. Crowley approved $25,000 to buy 
material and modules. 



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Ganeral Manager of Utilities Items; 

Mr. Curtis E. Green, General Manager of Municipal Railway, presented 
a short report on the investigation of the counterfeiting of the 
Muni FAST PASS. He stated he had gone to tna two printers who are 
producing tne FAST PASS for iluni, and in consultation with them, 
.luni is attempting to produce a format which would he very difficult 
to reproduce. The San Francisco Police Department has been alerted 
and is working with Muni on the problem. 

Mr. Green noted that the full scope of the problem is not known, but 
said one of his drivers picked up approximate ly 50 of the counterfeit 
passes . 

Commissioner Berraan asked if any arrests have been made and Mr. Green 
replied tnat one arrest nas been made by the oolice department. 



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Coram un i c a t i on s 



Secretary of the Commission Thomas G. Flynn read a letter from 
Supervisor John riolinari, which follows s 



''Honorable II. 'elton Flynn 
President 

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission 
Room 2 37, City Hall 
San Francisco, California 94102 

Dear Commissioner Flynn; 

I wis*i to register my shock and outrage at the 
remarks attributed to Mr. Bill Dorais of the Municipal 
Railway in the July 16th issue of the San Francisco Progress. 

It is inexcusable that a public official should direct 
suca abusive language at coiamunity residents just .oecause 
they fail to share his views on the subject of the Judah 
Street transit project. 

For a man \vhose job responsibility with iuni is as 
"a principal field representative ... in community relations 
contact", ur. Dorais displays an incredible insensitivity to 
the very community he supposedly serves. 

He does a serious cissarvice to the Muni Railway at the 
moment when public support is so vital to the continued 
success of tne present muni modernization program. 

I trust Mr. Dorais' conduct will not be rev>eatea ano 
that a suitable public apology ''ill be forthcoming. 

Sincerely , 



JOHtf L. MOLIMAPJ 
I oervisor" 

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Commission Secretary Thomas J. Flynn informed the Commissioners that 
ilr. Dorais hao. issued a public apology and Supervisor Holinari had 
been informed. 



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Roll Call 



All Commissioners passed. 



THEREUPON THE LiEETIHG ADJOURtlED. 



Thonas G. Flynn 
Secretary and Assistant 
General Manager 






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M 1 N "J T E S 
PUBLIC UTI7.ITI5S COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
Joseph L. Alioto, Mayor 









Room 282, City Hall 



2-30 cm. 



August 12, 1975 



COMMISSIONERS 

H. Melton Flynn, President 
Josenh P. Byrne, Vice President 
Joseph J. Diviny 
Henry E. Herman 
Dennis V. Carey 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railvray 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Nater Department 



BUREAUS 
Accounts 
Public Service 
Personnel & Safety 
Transportation 



John P. Crcv-rley 
GENERAL ilANAGSR OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

Thomas G . Flynn 

SECRETARY AND ASSISTANT 
GENERA MANAGER, ADMINISTRATIVE 



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Call to Order: 2.30 p.m. 

Present Commissioners H. Helton Flynn, Joseph P. Byrne, 

Henry E. Berman, Dennis V. Carey 

Absent Commissioner Joseph J. Diviny 

The minutes of the regular meeting of the Commission held July 29, 
19 75 were approved as amended. 



RESOLUTION On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
NO. following resolution was adopted? 

75-0 327 W Lien and soecial assessments on property for 
unpaid water service charges- 

Block 5683, Lot 32 
Robert Lew 
$106. 77 

Vote - Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Bermoin , seconded by Carey , the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0 32 8 V Lien and special assessments on property for 
unpaid water service cnarges s 

Block 1248, Lot 23 

Dewey & llergarette Wilson 

$2G7.77 

Vote Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0329 T 7 Lien and special assessments on oroperty for 
unoaid water service charges ; 

Block 6234, Lot 25 
Ruby L. Henderson 
$121.62 

Vote Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman , seconded by Carey , the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0330 W Lien and specr.al assessments on proDerty for 
unpaid water service charges : 

Block 49 74, Lot 29 

Walter Orloff c/o Cyril N. Volk 

$129.37 

Vote Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman,. Carey 



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On motion of Herman , seconded by Carey , the 
following resolution was adopted- 

75-0 331 W Lien and special assessments on property for 
unpaid water service charges - 

Block 5329, Lot 24 
Robert Lee Owens 
$204.45 

Vote- Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

75-0 332 M Approving revision of Municipal Railway schedule 
of fares to allow acceptance of transfers on 
Shoppers ' Shuttle lines 

Vote- Ayes-Fiynn f Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman „ seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

75-0333 H 3id Call, HH Contract Wo. 508 for re-roofing 
of five cottages at Iloccasin 

Vote' Ayes-?lynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adooted: 

75-0334 H Award of HH Contract Wo. 507 for resurfacing 

seven miles of Cherry Road in Tuolumne County, 
to George Reed, Inc. of Sonora - $40,729. 

Vote: Ayes--Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman , seconded by Byrne , the 
following resolution was adooted? 

75-0335 H Approving Department of Public forks' proposal 
for street lighting on West Portal Avenue 
from Ulloa Street to Sloat Boulevard 

Vote; ?tyes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adonted 

75-0336 W Bid Call, WD Contract Wo. 1688 for laying 
12-inch ductile iron main in 19th and 20th 
Streets 

Vote Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 



75-l<'2 



On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0337 W Award of ID Contract Bo. 1633 for excavation and 

repaving for water service trenches, to the Lowrie 
Paving Company, Inc. of South San Francisco - 
$93,365 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Be man , Carey 

On motion of 3erman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

75-0333 "J Award of 7D Contract No. 1672 for laying 6 and 
3-inch ductile iron pipe in Lafayette and ilain 
Streets, to I.G.M. Construction Company of Concord 
$50,761.50 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0339 W Rejecting lowest bid received, and awarding WD 
Contract no. 1613 for construction of fences on 
Jater Department properties in San Mateo County, 
to second lowest bidder Anchor Post Products, Inc. 
of South San Francisco - $17,084.60 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0340 / Completion of 'D Contract Mo. 1648 for excavation 
and repavin~f for water services trendies 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0 341 / Approving settlement of claim from Bngstrum and 
course, contractor under BD Contract Bo. 1440 - 
$4,376.00 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0 342 7 Approving collection of damage claims - month of 
July 1975 - total $5,177.55 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 



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On 'aotion of .erman, seconded by Caray , the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0343 W Authorizing travel to Test Allis, Tisconsin, to 
witness final acceptance tests at Allis Chalmers 
factory. Estimated expenses $900 

Vote s Ayes-Flynn, 3yrne , Barman, Carey 

On motion of Barman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted : 

75-0 344 W Approving extension of term and Amendment to '-'JD 
rignt of way lease to Standard Oil Company of 
California 

Vota ; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Barman, Carey 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Byrne, the 
follov/ing resolution was adopted: 

75-0345 M Supplemental /Appropriation, amount $1,205,239, 
for additional compensation to miscellaneous 
per diem employees? fiscal year 19 75-76; Charter 
Section J. 403 (151.3) 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Barman, Carey 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0 346 M Authorizing travel to Guatemala, for taking of 
depositions in damaga claim, Blanca ~endez v. 
CCSF. Estimated cost, $650 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted as amended: 

75-0347 M Establishment of new route, Line 54->7illiams ; 
6-month trial period 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 



On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, tbe 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0348 M Supplemental '.ppropriation, amount $5,205,350 
additional funds required for platform ''ages: 
Fiscal Year 19 75-75, Charter Section 8.404 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Barman, Carey 



75-16 4 



On lotion of Carey, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0349 \il Retirement of Thomas 3. Szeghy, Docks and Shipping 

•Jater Service Supervisor, San Francisco T ater 
Department - 37 years service 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Barman, trie 
following resolution was adopted s 

75-032 7-iiR Approving payment of claims against the Municipal 
Railway, total amount $107,361.57 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrna , Berman, Carey 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the office of the 
Secretary and Assistant General ianager of the Public Utilities Com- 
mission. 



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_ MINUTES 
<gr 

^ PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Joseph L. Alioto, Mayor 

Room 2 82, City Hall 
9:30 a.m. 



^ September 10, 1975 

COMMISSIONERS 
H. T-Jelton Flynn, President 
Joseph P. Byrne, Vice President 
Henry E. Berman 
Dennis V. Carey 



DOCUMENTS 
»8UK3S5B 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
T 7ater Department 



BUREAUS 
Accounts 
Public Service 
Personnel & Safety 
Transportation 



John D. Crowley 
GENERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

Thomas G. Flynn 

SECRETARY AND ASSISTANT 
GENERAL MANAGER, . ADMINISTRATIVE 



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Call to Order: 9 : 30 a.n. 

Present: Commissioners !'. T7 eiton Flynn, Joseph P. Byrne, 

Kenrv n. Berman f Dennis V. Carey 

.ission President II. melton Flynn, with profound sorrow, recorded 
the death of Commissioner Joseph J. Diviny. Commissioner Diviny, 
who had been appointed a member of the Public Utilities Commission 
January 15 , 19G8, died on August ]4, 19 75. 

The minutes of the regular meeting of the Commission held August 12, 
19 75 were approved. 

RESOLUTION On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
NO, Commission rat the folio-ring resolution 

approved by telephone poll of the Commission on 
August 28/1975; 

75-0350 H Ratification of resolution awar H Contract 

Ho. 522 - DeHarde Construction Company of S 
Francisco - Installing electrical tent in 
Civic Center, Church and Downtown Subst. -.ion, $652, 99i 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded 

■"ission ratified the following resolution 
approved by t< . : poll of the Commission on 
August 23, 1575: 

75-0 351 H Ratification of resolution authorizir bid call 

for HH Contract no. 537 - Ocean Avenu . Persia 
Avenue and ."ission street, f.etro Center to Russia 
Street, Underground Duct System. 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Commissioner Carey, seconded by 
Commissioner Byrne, the Commission amende d and 
ratified the following resolution approved by 
telephone noil of the Commission on September 2, 
1975: 

75-0 352 II Ratification of resolution - Declaration of 

$2,100,000 Metch Metchv *7ater and Power surolus 
for fiscal 1974-75 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded bv Bvrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0353 II Award of HH Contract No. 454 - RDnlacing, repair- 

ing and painting steel trolley poles on LaPla; 
Fulton and Mission Streets - fahoney Electric Co. 
of San Francisco - Basis of Proposition 3 - 
Amount, $185,246.50 



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Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman , seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0 354 H Bid Call - HH Contract No. 5 38 - Paintinq trolley 

and street lighting poles on Sutter Street 
between Taylor and Presidio Avenue 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted : 

75-0 355 H Acceptance of $3,500 settlement for claim filed 

against ^ater Department contractor Dalton 
Construction Company under Contract #1668 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0 356 H Approving collection of Bureau of Liqht, Heat 

and Power damage claims - Month of July 19 75 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

Cn motion of Berman, seconded bv Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0 357 H Approvina purchase of 11 acres of land southwest 

of Moccasin Reservoir, Tuloumne County - 
Intallation of a compact sewage treatment - 
Price, $16,500 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded bv Bvrne, the 
following resolution was adooted: 

75-0 35 8 H Extending agreement with United States Forest 

Service Geological Survey for cooperative 
investigation of the water resources on the 
Tuolumne River fiscal year 19 75-76 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0359 H Approving purchase of Lot 43A, 3lock 2 305 as the 

site for the Taraval Street substation under the 
Power Improvement Proqram - Price, £35,000 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 



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On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0360 H Approving $1,900.00 credit modification #1 - 

HH Contract No 513 - Holm Penstock painting 
to revise type and adjust quantities of naint 
used. 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of 3erman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0 361 H Rejecting all bids received for HH Contract No. 
50 8 for re-roofing five cottages at foccasin 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman , seconded by Carev , the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0 362 W Authorizing execution of agreement with 

Industrial Appraisal Company of Los Angeles - 
Independent appraisal of water-damaged eauipment 
belonging to Burrouahs Corporation - Maximum fee, 
$900 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted as amended: 

75-0363 W Authorizing execution of 1148 acre Faght-of- T7 ay 

lease of Water Department property in Pan Diego 
County - Edith S. Lovell - for purpose of a 
restaurant - Term 4 years 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded bv Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted as amended: 

75-0 36 4 W Authorizing bid call - TT D Contract 16 89 - 

C-inch main installation in Divisadero street and 
Duboce Avenue 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Evrne, Berman, Carev 

On motion of Berman , seconded, bv Carey , the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0355 W Completion of WD Contract Ho. 1678 - 12-inch main 

installation in 15th Avenue between California 
and 220' I! of Lake Street - W. L. Fairev, 
contractor - $1,864.40, credit modification 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 



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On motion of Herman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0 36 S W Completion of r TD Contract No. 1666 - Central 

Pumping Station remedial roof work - William 
Mcintosh and Son, contractor -$1,219.12, excess 
modification 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0 367 W Supplemental Appropriation - $134 - Adjust wage 

rates for Class 7358 Patternmaker period August 1, 
1975 - June 30, 1975, per Charter Section 8.403 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adooted: 

75-0 36 8 W Authorizing execution of 266 acre grazincr lease of 

Mater Department Alameda County propertv to Mrs. 
Manuel f"endoza - Term 3 years, with 2-vear 
renewal option, negotiated rental. 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carev, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0 369 W Award of 7 D Contract ^ 7 o. 166^ - Pavincr various 

access roads in San Mateo County - Anza Engineer- 
ing Corporation, Burlingame - Amount, $8,395.00 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carev, the 
following resolution was adonteds 

75-0 370 W Approving write-offs of uncollectible accounts - 
Water Department - Month 'of June 19 75 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution "as adopted: 

75-0371 M Rejecting single bid proposal received for piT ? 

Contract Mo. 6 30 - Victorian Park turnstiles - 
Authorizing re-advertisement. 

Vote: Aves-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 



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On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution v/as adopted: 

75-0 372 M Completion of contract v;ith GF Chapter of 

National Safety Council - Safety services and 
training employees in driver safety 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, 3erman, Carey 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Carey, the 
followina resolution '«;as adopted? 

75-0 37 3 M Approving amendment to professional services 

agreement - Bentley Engineers, Inc., increasing 
frc "526,450 - desiqn of Municipal 

Railway motor coach maintenance and storage 
facilities and consultant services 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn. Byrne, Carey 

i T o-Berman 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0 374 M Award of r 1H Contract To, G22R - Tvrin Pes 

Tunnel electrification, structural repairs, and 
improvements - Abbott Electric Corporation, San 
Francisco - Amount, S3, 022, 910. 00 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Carey, Berman 

On motion of Carey , seconded by Bvrne , the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0375 M Award of HR Contract Ho. 610P - "L" Taraval Line 

trade reconstruction and sewer enlargement , r Test 
Portal to 15th Avenue and 46th Avenue-Zoo lo^ 
Amount, $011,731.50 (555,000 paid by Public 'forks) 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carev 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0376 n Approving excess modification "2 - $1,050 - 

I1R Contract !To. 59 5 R (Junipero Serra Blvd. track 
reconstruction) - Provide for extension of hand- 
rail along streetcar loading island at Ocean 
Avenue and Junipero Serra Divd. 

Vote: ^yes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 



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On motion of Carey, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0377 M Supplemental Appropriation - $1;.538,863 - Provide 

funds to rehabilitate non-operable transit 
vehicles and institute comprehensive engine 
rebuilding program. 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carev 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0 378 M Approving compromise and collection - Municipal 

Railway claims - Approving write-off accounts 
receivable - Month of July 19 75 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0 379 M Approving payment of claims - Municipal 

Railway - Month of July 19 75 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0 380 GO Confirming allotments and transfer of funds under 

$10,000 for fourth quarter 1974-75 - Totallinq 
$864,495 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

By common consent, the following resolution was 
unanimously adopted: 

75-0 381 GO In memoriam - Joseph J. Diviny - Member, Public 
Utilities Commission - January 15, 1968 to 
August 14, 1975. 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0 352-MR Approving payment of claims against the Municipal 

Railway - Total amount, $85,024.37 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the Office of the 
Secretary and Assistant General Ilanager of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



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The meeting of August 26, 19 75, was cancelled due to lack of a 
quorum. Because the next regular meeting date fell on Tuesday, 
September 9, 1975, (Admission Day) that meeting day was changed to 
Wednesday, September 10, 1975, at 9:30 a.m. Proper announcement 
was forwarded to all concerned on August 20, 1975. 



Water Department Lien Proceedings? (over from August 12, 1975 
meeting) 

Hearing on Delinquent Water Service account in excess of $100.00: 

4. Account Ho. 160-3155-4 

Property: Block 1183, Lot 19 

Owner: Richard Gherman 

Account closed: February 11, 1975 

Amount due: $145.86 

Water Department Assistant General Manager Kenneth R. Boyd explained 
why this matter was continued from the last meeting, Mr. Gherman, 
the owner, claimed at that time it was the "Tater Department's 
responsibility to notice the escrow advertisement of the sale of 
the laundromat and the Water Department should have moved then 
against the tenant to recover this unpaid bill. The City Attorney's 
opinion was sought and was received on August 19. 

The advice given was that Section 150-2 of the San Francisco Public 
Works Code specifically provides that the owner of any real property' 
is responsible to pay for water delivered to it, but does allow 
tenants or others to arrange to pay for such water. In the opinion 
of the City Attorney, the fact that the tenant sold the business in 
escrow has no bearing on whether the owner is liable to pay the 
water bill. Section 6101, et seq. of the California Commercial 
Code, which sets forth the legal requirements for sale of a business, 
requires sale through escrow and published notice of sale for the 
benefit of the creditors of the business. On this basis, the owner 
of the real property has no valid defense to payment for water service 

Mr. Gherman stated he had received and read a copy of the opinion. 
He did not agree with the legislation but said he would pay the bill. 

Utilities General Counsel William F. bourne pointed out that 
legislation of this type is common throughout the country, and to 
his knowledge has been sustained without exception. 

Mr. Gherman submitted his check for $145.86 to Mr. "loyd at the 
meeting. 

ACTION: Removed from calendar - paid in full 



Resolution Wo. 75-0 361 — Rejecting all bids received for HII Contract 
Wo. 50 8 for re-roofing five cottages at Moccasin. 



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Oral L. Moore, Hetch Hetchy water and Power General Manager, 
explained that the low bidder, a Groveland firm, is a licensed build- 
ing contractor but does not have the specialty roofing license 
required by the State for this job. The second bidder, a San 
Francisco firm, was regular and responsive but at a greater cost 
than the department feels is justified for this work. 

Mr. Moore was of the opinion better bids could be secured if the 
contract were rewritten to include addtional roofing at "occasin, 
thus calling for a larger roofing job. 

Commissioner Carey said that one firm from each locale was not 
representative, and suggested that the department forward notice of 
this and all future jobs to John Bannister of East Pay Roofing 
Contractors to secure greater input. 



Resolution Mo. 75-0 36 3 — Authorizing water Department right-of-way 
lease of property in San Mateo County with Edith S. Lovell for 
purpose of a restaurant. 

Commissioner Flynn stated that, (1) the liability insurance on this 
lease should be increased to $1 million to conform with the 
Controller's current policy, and (2) that the insurance policy 
should also contain a clause embracing food poisoning protection 
for the City. On notion of Commissioner Carey, seconded by 
Commissioner Byrne, the resolution was amended to contain these 
lease provisions. 

The department was directed to forward the Commissioners a memorandum 
when this has been done and the amended lease executed. The 
Commission also agreed that all future leases should carry liability 
insurance of a minimum of $1 million. 



During consideration of the various construction bid calls on the 
calendar, the Commission discussed at length the practice of 
including cost-range estimates on the agenda. 

Mr. Crowley explained that a few years ago Commissioner Oliver II. 
Rousseau felt the PUC would receive better bids if this figure were 
not revealed on the calendar. Some Commissioners disaqreed and as 
a compromise the cost range practice had been instituted. rT hile 
there is no legal requirement that the estimates be revealed, it 
was felt this would indicate the size of the job. 

Mr. Crowley suggested that henceforth department managers "ould be 
requested to furnish a 20% range differential on those contracts 
over $100,000 and a 10% differential for those under that amount. 

After further discussion the Commission decided to revert to the 
original practice of including the actual department engineer's 
estimate for each bid call item. 



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In defense of the estimating departments, Commissioner Byrne noted 
that today it is nearly impossible to come up with an accurate 
estimate. where escalation had been figures at 9 and 10 percent 
a year, this actually does not happen in most cases; i.e., copper 
in the last ti-jo weeks has gone up 26 percent. 



Resolution Wo. 75-0 373 — Approving amendment to Municipal Railway 
professional services agreement with 3entley Engineers, Inc., 
increasing from $4 38,450 to $526,450, for design of motor coach 
maintenance and storage facilities and consultant services during 
construction . 

Commissioner Byrne, in moving adoption of the resolution approving 
the amendment, said the increase was justified. He said he had 
examined the proposal details and interviewed Pino 3ei, Program 
Manager, for the Transit Imorovement Program. The work has not 
been done, and the scope of the contract has been increased. 

The motion was seconded by Commissioner Carey. 

Commissioner Berman said the situation troubled him because there 
never seems to be a contract for these services that stafff does 
not come along later with an amendment with higher orices. He asked 
if there has ever been a modification where the figure has come in 
less than the maximum. 

Mr. Bei said in some City contracts "yes" but in the TIP contracts 
"no." Mr. Bei noted, however, that even with the modification, 
this contract is still only 4 percent of the construction cost of 
the contract, whereas 6 percent is a percentage accepted throughout 
the industry. 

On roll call Commissioner Berman initially abstained from voting. 
However, Utilities General Counsel Bourne advised that unless the 
Commissioner has some reasonable ground for abstaining, he is not 
free to do so. Reasonable ground constitutes a form of conflict 
of interest, or some factual situation that induces the Commissioner 
to believe that the possibility of conflict exists. 

Commissioner Berman said his only conflict was with his own 
conscience, but that in the interest of time and to be expedient 
he would change his vote to "no. " 

The resolution passed with three ayes, and one no (Berman). 



Resolution No. 75-0 375 — Awarding MR Contract Wo. 610R for "L" 
Taraval Line track reconstruction and sewer enlargement, TT est Portal 
to 15th Avenue and 46th Avenue-Zoo loop. 

Commissioner Carey asked that the department work closely with the 
district merchants and neighborhood groups to keep them informed 
of the construction program so there will be a minimum amount of 
traffic disruption. Ilr. Crowley oointed out that the traffic . 
routing during construction is developed by the Department of 



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Public Works, but that the Municipal Railway staff will be monitoring 
the project and will keep in touch with the business people. 



Resolution No. 75-0377 — Approving Municipal Railway supplemental 
appropriation request for' $1,538,863 to provide funds to rehabilitate 
non-operable transit vehicles and institute comprehensive engine 
rebuilding program. 

In answer to Commissioner Berman's question as to where the money 
was coming from, Curtis E. Green, Municipal Railway General Manager, 
said this is not budgeted money , but a supplemental request that the 
Railway is asking the City to provide from whatever sources are 
available. 

Mr. Crowley stated a communication had been forwarded to the Board 
of Supervisors budget analyst, stating that Federal funds were being 
sought for this purpose and also the Metropolitan Transportation 
Commission avenue was being researched. 

John M. Christensen, Jr., Assistant General Manager-Finance, commented 
on the difficulty of obtaining Federal funds in that the Mass 
Transportation Act is clear on the point that maintenance will not be 
covered. 

Commissioner Herman requested that the Commission be kept informed as 
to the status of the program of bringing the buses up to four more 
years life expectancy, the availability of the money, and also the 
attitude of the Board of Supervisors in this particular appropriation. 
He said the Commissioners should lobby vigorously on this item. 

Lawrence B. Martin, President of TWU, Local 250A, commented on the 
seriousness of the situation. He stated the effects of equipment 
shortage overflows into the operators* field, as the men are beginning 
to receive the angry complaints from the public. He also stated that 
once the emergency program is accomplished, a serious preventive 
maintenance program should become the Muni's most pressing need. 

At this point a member of the audience, Mr. William Adams, a Muni 
rider living in the Sunset District, rose to complain of the number 
of missed runs on the 2 8 Nineteenth Avenue line because of lack of 
operable equipment. He offered to appear before the Board of 
Supervisors in support of the appropriation request, as a "voice of 
the customers." 

Commissioner Berman also requested the support of the newspapers to 
bring the importance of this extra ordinary situation to the Board's 
attention — a non-political situation involving budgetary processes. 



Resolution No. 75-035/ — Ratification of resolution approved by 
telephone poll on September 2, 1975, notifying the Mayor and the 
3oard of Supervisors that current estimates and calculations indicate 
availability of an additional $2,100,000 from the funds of the Hetch 
Hetchy system for transfer to the General Fund of the City during 



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fiscal year 1975-76, and declaring this amount surplus. 

Dr. Christensen explained that on August 28, 1975, a communication 
was received from the Board of Supervisors, signed by the clerk of 
the Board, requesting that the PUC examine its surpluses to see if 
any additional funds could be transferred to the General Fund in 
order that the Controller may use these figures to prepare the annual 
tax rate ordinance. 

It has been the intent of this Commission to provide maximum support 
to the general City welfare in every legal manner at its disposal. 

Because of litigation involving the rate increase last year, the 
Water Department no longer enjoys any kind of surplus. In fact, the 
Department is "in a rather bad financial condition," Dr. Christensen 
stated. 

Fortuitous circumstances, however, have resulted in making an 
additional $2.1 Million available for transfer from the Hetch Hetchy 
System to the General Fund. The City Attorney has given his opinion 
that the Commission may legally declare these funds available to the 
General Fund. 

There have been two consecutive years of higher-than-average rainfall 
which significantly increased the hydro-electric generation of the 
Hetch Hetchy System and a concurrent decline of the power demands 
of the Turlock and Modesto Irrigation Districts, serviced under 
terms of the Raker Act, permitted increased sale at commercial rates. 

Conservation by City departments also has resulted in increased 
power available to the Hetch Hetchy System for sale to commercial 
customers at commercial rates. 

With this amount declared to be surplus, Dr. Christensen pointed 
out that previously supplied support to the municipal government by 
Hetch Hetchy and Water Department, through the PUC, in fiscal year 
1975-76, results in the following effort: 

Support of Municipal Railway 
Discounted Power to Municipal Departments 
Free Water to City Departments 
Previously Declared Surplus 
This Action 

Total $16.05 Million 

Commissioner Carey moved that the resolution be amended to provide 
that it is the expressed and declared policy of the PUC that the 
Mayor and the Board of Supervisors favorably consider the allocation 
of $1.5 Million of this surplus to provide funding for the supple- 
mental appropriation to provide emergency maintenance services for 
the Municipal Railway. Commissioner 3yrne seconded. On roll call, 
Resolution Wo. 75-0352 was ratified as amended. 

The Commission directed the staff to inform them when this item is 
before the Board of Supervisors. 



$ 


4.7 


Million 




4.6 


ii 




1.6 


it 




3.05 


ii 




2.1 


ii 



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GO Calendar Item #2, ratification of the official report of the 
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission in response to special 
Sunol Valley Golf Course report of the San Francisco Grand Jury. 

The report of the Public Utilities Commission was forwarded 
to the Office of the Mayor on August 18 and contained the follow- 
ing documents : 

1. A three-page letter to the Mayor signed by the 
Commi s s i one r s . 

2. A two-page statement by Commission President 
H. Helton Flynn. 

3. A 36-page report from the General Manager of 
Public Utilities and Assistant General Manager 
of Public Utilities (Finance) addressed to the 
Commission. 

The Commission had voted by informal poll to adopt the three- 
page report and to submit it and the other two documents to 
the Mayor. The action scheduled for the September 10 meeting 
was the ratification of this report. 

For future informational purposes, these documents are on file 
in the General Office of the Public Utilities Commission under 
assigned file #75-0380 (A) 

For discussion purposes, Commissioner Berman moved passage of the 
full report and Commissioner Byrne seconded. 

Commissioner Carey then requested an executive session for 15 
minutes prior to acting on this. 

The meeting was recessed at 11:12 a.m. and the Commission went into 
executive session. 

The meeting reconvened at 11:44 a.m. 

Returning from the executive session, Commissioner Berman again 
moved ratification for purposes of discussion, seconded by 
Commissioner Carey. The following actions then took place: 

1. On the motion of Commissioner Carey, seconded by Commissioner 
Flynn, the Commission, by a 3-1 vote with Commissioner Joseph 
P. Byrne dissenting, formally censured the General Manager 

of Public Utilities, Mr. John Crowley, and the Assistant 
General Manager of Finance, Dr. John M. Christensen, for 
their actions regarding the Sunol Golf Course. 

The Commission, in the same motion, voted to recognize the 
failure of the Commission members to take appropriate action 
when the circumstances surrounding Sunol were brought to 
their attention, and determined that the Commission was remiss 
in its responsibility. 

2. On the motion of Commissioner Berman, seconded by Commissioner 
Carey, the Commission voted 4-0 to remove the following 
language from its three-page report signed by the 
Commissioners : 



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On the second page in the last paragraph, the words beginning 
"only the most callous" and concluding with "intentions," 
are stricken. 

3. On the motion of Commissioner Berman, seconded by Commissioner 
Carey, the Commission, by a 4-0 vote, rejected the 36-page 
memorandum from the General Manager and Assistant General 
Manager, Finance, to the Commission. 

With the above mentioned changes, the Commission voted 4-0 to 
formally approve the report forwarded to the Mayor on August 18. 



Communications i 
None 

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General Manager of Public Utilities items: 

A group of ten engineering students from the Bay Area colleges who 
had been engaged in a federally financial v;ork-training program ."■■ 
during the summer in the PUC departments, was introduced to the 
Commissioners. This was the second year of the program, initiated 
by the Commission to assist student engineers in disadvantaged 
circumstances, and to give them an incentive to oersist in their 
efforts. 



Roll Call 



The Commission adopted by common consent Resolution No. 75-0 381, 
expressing appreciation for the services of the late Commissioner 
Joseph J. Diviny to the City and County of San Francisco, and 
extending an expression of sincere sympathy and heartfelt condolence 
to his family. 

As a final tribute to Commissioner Diviny, the MEETING WAS ADJOURNED 
out of respect to his memory. 






Thomas G. Flynn 
Secretary and Assistant 
General Manager 






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MINUTES 

^,- PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Joseph L. Alioto, Mayor 

Room 282, City Hall 
2;30 p.m. 



September 23, 1975 



COMMISSION! IS 



DOCUMENTS 

UU i 3 197b 

SAN PRANOj 



H. Welton Flynn, President 
Joseph P. Byrne, Vice President 
Henry E. Berman 
Dennis V. Carey 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railv/ay 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel a Safety 

Transportation 



John D. Crowley 
GENERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

Thomas G. Flynn 

SECRETARY AND ASSISTANT 
GENERAL MANAGER, ADMINISTRATIVE 



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Call to Order- 2;35 p.m. 

Present; Commissioners H. Helton Flynn, Henry E. Berman, 

Dennis V. Carey 

Absent- Commissioner Joseph P. Byrne 

Upon motion of Commissioner Henry E. Berman that the minutes of 
September 10 should show during the vote of Commissioners on the 
matter of Sunol that Commissioner Dennis V. Carey was not then a 
Commissioner of the Public Utilities and therefore not involved 
in the action pertaining to the instances involved at that time. 
Commissioner Carey seconded and upon roll call the minutes were 
approved as amended. 

RESOLUTION . . On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
NO. Commission ratified the following resolution 

approved by telephone poll of the Commission 
on September 15, 1975. 

75-0382 M Ratification of Resolution No. 75-0382 as emer- 

gency measure under Charter Section 2.301 - 
supplemental appropriation amount $1,53 8,863 
to provide funds for required Municipal Railway 
maintenance 

Vote- Ayes-Flynn, 3erman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
Commission ratified the following resolution 
approved by telephone poll of the Commission 
on September 18, 1975 

75-0383 M Ratification of Resolution No. 75-0383 - in- 

creasing to $90,000 the local funds available 
for the project of extending Municipal Railway 
track level across the BART vent shafts at 
Embarcadero Station 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey 

On motion of 3erman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted^ 

74-0384 H Bid call - HH Contract No. 511 - repair of 

lining, San Joaquin Pipeline No. 2 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted-, 

75-0385 H Approving excess Modification No. 1, amount 

$2,500, to HH Contract No. 518 ( Tesla Portal 
overflow shaft extension) , to Drovide funds to 
install a screen and cover top of shaft 



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Vote : Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berrnan, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0386 H Completion of HK Contract Mo. 49 3 - underground 

duct system, Mest Portal Avenue and Taraval Street, 
St. Francis Circle to 20th Avenue; credit Modifi- 
cation No. 2, amount $13,738.23 - Underground 
Construction Co., Inc., contractor 

Votet Ayes-Flynn, Berrnan, Carey 

On motion of Berrnan, seconded by Carey, the 
folloxtfing resolution was adopted: 

75-0387 W Award of T TD Contract No. 1688 - installing 12" 

main in 19th Street between Church and Castro, 
and in 20th Street between Dolores and Church - 
The Lowrie Paving Co. , Inc. of South San Fran- 
cisco - $79,118 

Vote'. Ayes-Flynn, Berrnan, Carey 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Berrnan, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0388 W Award of t t d Contract No. 1674 - laying 4" and 

6" main in Tf Jater, Jones, Shannon and Kearny 
Streets to second bidder Rosas Construction 
Company of San Francisco - $59,834 

Vote Ayes-Flynn, Berrnan, Carey 

On motion of Berrnan, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted 1 

75-0389 W Award of WD Contract No. 1634 - excavation and 

repaving for water service trenches to Bepco, 
Inc., of Oakland - $92,485 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Berrnan, Carey 

On motion of Berrnan, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0390 W Completion of WD Contract No. 1649 - excavation 

and repaving for water service trenches; credit 
modification of $3,654.30 - Bepco, Inc., con- 
tractor 

Vote- Ayes-Flynn, Berrnan, Carey 

On motion of Berrnan, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 



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75-0391 W Completion of T 7D Professional Services Agreement 

contract - water waste survey under Agreement 
dated July 9, 1974 - Pitometer Associates, En- 
gineers 

Vote- Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adooted; 

75-0392 W Amending list of authorized signatures for Mater 

Department consumers ' account revolving fund to 
reflect retirement and current personnel assign- 
ments 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0393 w Approving write-off of water Department 

uncollectible accounts - month of July 1975 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

75-0394 W Award of 290 acre ^ater Department grazing lease 

near Sunol to Frank Tosta, at an increased rental 
of $14.50 per acre per year or $4,205 per annum 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, 3erman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adooted; 

75-0395 W Award of 2,110 acre water Department grazing lease 

near Sunol to Tom Stokes, at an increased rental 
of $9.25 per acre per year or $19,517.50 per annum 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded bv Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0396 W Award of 1,290 acre Water Department grazing lease 

near Sunol to Schene Livestock, Inc., at an 
increased rental of $18 per acre per year or 
$23,220 per annum 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted- 



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75-0397 W Award of 2,230 acre Hater Department grazing lease 

near Sunol to Tom Stokes, at an increased rental 
of $13 per acre per year or $28,990 per annum 

Vote- Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0398 W Award of 1,961 acre Water Deoartment grazing lease 

near Sunol to A. P. Davilla and A. A. Fields, a 
partnership dba Davilla and Fields, at a rental of 
$2.04 per acre per year or $4,000 per annum. No 
increase 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0399 W Authorizing extension of term of 90 acre Water De- 

partment grazing lease with David P. Mandeville 
an additional three years commencing November 1, 
1975 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0400 W Authorizing extension of term of 150 acre Water 

Department grazinq lease with Augustine Williams 
an additional three years commencing December 1, 
1975 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0401 W Authorizing extension of term of 424 acre ^ater 

Department grazing lease with W. D. McDonald and 
Edith C. McDonald an additional three years com- 
mencing November 1, 1975 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adonted : 

75-0402 W Authorizing extension of term of 338 acre Water 

Department grazing lease with Donald H. Hays an 
additional throe years commencing November 1, 1975 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey 



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On motion of Carey, seconded by 3erman, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0403 W Authorizing extension of term of 450 acre Mater 

Department grazing lease with Donald H. Hays an 
additional three years commencing November 1, 1975 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0404 W ADproving collection of TT ater Department claims for 

damages - month of August 197 5 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

75-0405 M Approving supplemental appronriation, amount of 

$155, to adjust wages for one Class 7358 Pattern- 
maker, Municipal Railway 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey 

75-0406 (Number not used.) 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0407 W Approving emergency supplemental appronriation in 

amount of $130,000 from unappropriated funds for 
replacement of Mater Department ecmipment and 
material destroyed in Pier 37 fire 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted-. 

75-0382-MR Approving settlement of claims against the Munici- 

pal Railway - amount $260,852.82 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, 3erman, Carey 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the office of the 
Secretary and Assistant General Manager of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



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Upon the call of Commission President H. Welton Flynn for approval 
of September 10th minutes, Commissioner Henry E. Berman stated he 
thought the minutes should be amended to show that during the vote 
of the Commissioners on the matter of Sunol that Commissioner Dennis 
V. Carey was not then a Commissioner of the Public Utilities and 
therefore not involved in the action pertaining to the instances 
involved at that time. Upon this motion, Commissioner Carey seconded, 
roll call was taken and the minutes were approved as amended. 



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Resolution Mo. 75-0388 — Awarding UD Contract Wo. 1674, in net amount 
of $59,834.00 to second bidder Rosas Construction Company of San 
Francisco, for laying 4" and 6" main in Water, Jones, Shannon and 
Kearny Streets. 

Representative of Rosas Construction was present and requested that 
decision be held over due to the fact that since the time the contract 
had been submitted, circumstances have arisen which should change 
the contract to a higher amount. 

William F. Bourne, Utilities General Counsel, stated that an 
additional 30 days extension can be obtained only through request 
of the Board of Supervisors, otherwise Rosas Construction must accept 
the award, unless_there is an' error in it. ... ._. 

After lengthy discussion, the Commission voted to allow Bay Cities, 
the low bidder, to withdraw their bid, as they formerly requested. 

Commissioner Carey moved for a 35-day extension for award to the 
2nd low bidder, Rosas Construction, but the motion died for a lack 
of a second. 

The Commission then voted unanimously for award of the contract to 
Rosas Construction Company. 

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Resolution No. 75-0393 — Awarding 1,961 acre v7 a ter Department grazing 
lease near Sunol to A. P. Davilla and A. A. Fields, a partnership 
dba Davilla and Fields, at a rental of $2.04 per acre per year or 
$4,000 per annum. i>To increase. 

Commissioner Carey stated that in previous leases there has been 

an increase of 12 to 50% in rent, but this particular lease does 

not have an increase in acreage cost. Arthur H. Frye , General Manager 

and Chief Engineer of the Water Department, explained that this piece 

is separated from the property and relatively inaccessible. The 

former lessee, A. P. Davilla and A. A. Fields, was the only bidder 

present. 



The item regarding rejection of three Water Department lessees to 
secure option renewals on grazing leases in Alameda County, 



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(Lee Amaral, Steve Fields and Vieux Bros.) and authorizing the lease 
parcels to be offered for open bidding, was taken off calendar on 
suggestion from Commission President H. Helton Flynn that the Water 
Department attempt further negotiations with the lessees within 
10~days. 



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The item regarding execution of Municipal Railway professional 
services agreement with Foster Engineering, Inc. of San Francisco, 
for the field survey, design and preparation of plans and specifica- 
tions for various streetcar lines was taken off calendar on the 
request of Commission President H. Helton Flynn. This action was 
due to the fact that Employment Contracts Compliance Officer George 
L. Mewkirk was not present with the Municipal Railway's Evaluation 
Committee during conferences with the four interested firms. 
Commissioner Flynn requested Mr. Rino Bei, Transit Improvement 
Project Manager, to present the Commission with an Affirmative Action 
report from Mr. George Newkirk on Foster Engineering at the next 
meeting on October 14, 1975. 

Commissioner Flynn requested Commission Secretary Thomas G. Flynn to 
poll the Commission for the purpose of approval of the selection of 
the Foster firm for the subject assignment, as the next Commission 
meeting will not be held until October 14, 1975, and the contract 
should be underway as soon as possible. 



The item authorizing execution of Amendment to Transit Advertising 
Agreement with Metromedia, Inc. , reducing the minimum guarantee 
payment from $415,000 to $350,000 for the final year ending June 30, 
19 76, was taken off calendar. 

Mr. Ross Barrett, Senior Vice President of Metromedia explained that 
advertising revenues have been significantly affected by the fact 
that 17 per cent of the Muni fleet is missing from service. 
Additionally, missing and damaged frames for advertising nosters 
are also listed as responsible for a depressive effect. He exnlained 
further that the guarantee related to the present Muni franchise is 
unrealistically high and Metromedia has had to provide substantial 
"make-up" payments to meet it in 1972, 1973 and 1974. All indications 
for 1975/76 are that a slow gradual rate of revenue growth for transit 
advertising can be expected rather than a rapidly accelerated growth 
which would be necessary to satisfy the ^uni guarantee for 1975/76. 
He stated that the revenue curve in San Francisco is quite similar 
to the revenue curve for the transit advertising industry as a whole. 
There was an upsurge of sales volume in 19 71 due primarily to an 
influx of tobacco advertising caused by the total withdrawal of 
tobacco advertising from television and radio in 1970. In 1972 and 
1973 the tobacco industry made substantial changes in advertising 
plans including major reductions in transit advertising. Additionally, 
the economy in 1973 and 1974 had a depressing effect on advertising 
budgets for all classifications of business. Although attempting to 
reduce expenses continuing inflation has caused Metromedia's operating 
costs to rise by 10% in 1975 vs. 1974. 



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He further stated that in two similar situations involving excessive 
minimum annual guarantees, Metromedia has been granted relief. 
Specifically, the Chicago Transit Authority and the Southeastern 
Pennsylvania Transit Authority, (Philadelphia), granted reductions 
of $150,000 and $75,000 respectively in the minimum annual guarantees 
effective January 1, 1975. 

Mr. Barrett stated he wished to continue the fine relationship with 
Muni and hopes for the Commission's apnroval of the requested 
reduction of the minimum guarantee to $350,000 for the fiscal year 
of July 1, 1975, through June 30, 1976. 

Commissioner Berman stated that he felt constrained to eliminate 
himself from voting on the matter as the firms he represents, 
including House of Seagrams, Paul Masson and Christian Brothers, 
do business with Metromedia. 

Due to lack of quorum, the Commission was unable to vote on this 
item and it was taken off calendar. The Commission directed the 
staff to consult once again with Metromedia and representatives with 
a view to increasing the minimum above $350,000. 



Resolution No. 75-0407 — Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the 
Board of Supervisors an emergency supplemental appropriation in the 
amount of $130,000 from unappropriated funds for the replacement of 
Water Department equipment and materials destroyed in the Pier 37 
fire. 

Commissioner Berman wanted to know why the T 'ater Department equipment 
was on Pier 37. The equipment was there as trucks use the space for 
free parking. The trucks are used by the District Water Servicemen, 
as well as a crew at the port which services ships with water. 

Commissioner Berman stated that what was supoosed to be free has 
turned out to be expensive. It would be a good example to look into 
the future regarding safety, as he had heard over a long period that 
the piers were a fire hazard. 



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Communications ; 

Commissioner Carey referred to Page 2 of the Water Department Monthly 
Report on Trespassing and Vandalism . The report stated that 20 7 
trespassers had been evicted from the watershed. Commissioner Carey 
requested that Water Department General Manager Arthur H. Frye 
explain regarding the liability of trespassing on Water Department 
property. 

Mr. Frye explained that a survey had been made on a 13-mile area 
where the fence should be replaced. In addition to damage from 
running automobiles, people have been destroyinq and cutting fences. 
He stated that the Peninsula crew is short of help to make repairs. 
He further stated that it appears to be the general picture through- 
out the City, a shortage of help, and that 69 deoartment requisitions 
are now sitting in limbo, waiting to be acted on. Mr. Frye stated 



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the Department is short of plumbers, maintenance men and painters, 
and is just not getting per diem people, but that the bulk of help 
shortage is in laborers. Mr. Frye felt that the City's Fiscal Policy 
Commission should re-evaluate these requisitions and that some 
relief should be given. 

Commissioner Flynn suggested that a letter be x^ritten to the Fiscal 
Policy Commission stating the desire of the Commission that these 
important requisitions be filled 



Roll Call 



All Commissioners passed. 



THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURNED 



Thomas G. Flynn 
Secretary and Assistant 
General Manager 



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^M I H U T 5 S 

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4, PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CI TY AND COUNTY Or>S AN FR ANCISCO 

Joseph L. Alioto, Mayor 

Room 2 82, City Hall 

2s30 p.m. 



UUCIUMENTS 
0C1 2 7 1S/b 



rv , October 14, 1975 

COMMISSIONERS 
H. Welton Flynn, President 
Joseph F. Byrne, Vice President 
Henry E. Berman 
Dennis V. Carey 
Flora C. Douglass 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Departmer t 



BUREAUS 
Accounts 
Public Service 
Personnel & Safety 
Transportation 



John D. Crowley 
GENERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

Thonas G. Flynn 

SECRETARY AND ASSISTANT 
GENERAL MANAGER, ADMINISTRATIVE 



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Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
follov;ing resolution was adopted? 

75-0412 H Award of HH Contract No. 5 38 in amount of 

$7,769, to Simon Painting Company of San Leandro 
for painting trolley and street lighting poles 
on Sutter Street between Taylor and Presidio 
Avenue 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey , Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0413 H Completion of HH Contract No. 513 for painting 

Holm Powerhouse penstock - Ii. B. Painting, Inc., 
Contractor 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey , Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0414 H Approving collection of Bureau of Light, Heat 

and Power damage claims - Month of August IS 75 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey , Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0415 H Approving Hetch Hetchy-Power Improvement Program 

portion of DPW Contract #23,834 Transit Preferen- 
Lial Street Program to provide exclusive Muni 
trolley coach lanes on Mission Street (Beale to 
-outh Van Ness) and Fourth Street (Market to 
Townsend) - Requesting Denartment of Public 
Works to call for bids 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey , Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0416 H Approving Tuolumne River Study Agreement between 

City and Modesto and Turlock Irrigation Districts 
retaining services of R. M. Beck & Associates, 
engineers, and William R. Gianelli , consultant, 
in connection with the Congressional wild river 
study of the Tuolumne - Total cost of study not 
to exceed $60,000 to be shared 1/3 each. 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey , Douglass 



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Call to Order: 2:35 p.m. 

Present: Commissioners H. Melton Flynn , Joseph P„ 3yrne , 

Henry E. Berman, Dennis V. Carey, Flora G. 
Douglass 

President K. Melton Flynn introduced Commissioner Flora G. Douglass, 
who was appointed a member of the Public Utilities Commissioner by 
Mayor Joseph L. Alioto to serve the unexpired term of the late 
Joseph J. Diviny. Commissioner Douglass was sworn in on October 3, 
1975; the term expires January 15, 1976. 

The minutes of the regular meeting of the Commission held September 
23, 19 75 were approved. 

RESOLUTION On motion of Carey, seconded by Berman, the 

NO. Commission ratified the following resolution 

approved by telephone poll of the Commission on 
October 1, 1975 :~ 

75-0408 M For ratification of Resolution No. 75-0403 

requesting the immediate filling of vacated 
position of 7212 Automotive Transit Equipment 
Supervisor. 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey, Douqlass 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Berman, the 
Commission ratified the following resolution 
approved by telephone poll of the Commission on 
October 2, 1975: 

75-0409 M For ratification of Resolution No. 75-0409 

professional services agreement with Foster 
Engineering, Inc. of San Francisco, for the field 
survey, design and preparation of plans and 
soecifications for various streetcar lines - 
Maximum fee: $82,385 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, 3erman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0410 H Bid call for HE Contract Mo. 525 for construction 

of underground duct system in Sutter Street from 
Presidio Avenue to Leavenworth Street. 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0411 H Awarding HH Contract No. 537, in amount of 

$127,267, to Venturini Corporation of San Mateo, 
for construction of underground duct system in 
Ocean Avenue, Persia Avenue and Mission Street 



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On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0417 W Bid call TJD Contract No. 16B5 for excavation and 
repaving for 205 water service trenches on Third, 
Bryant and Alabama Streets. 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey , Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0413 W Approving excess modification of T '7D Contract 
Wo. 1510 for construction of Sunol Valley 
Filtration Plant enlargement to cover two items 
of additional work and two deletions - Net change, 
$2,352.65 debit 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey , Douglass 

On motion of 3erman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0419 W Authorizing extension of term of 1807 acre ^Jater 
Department grazing lease with Lee J. Amaral an 
additional 3 years commencing November 1, 19 75 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey , Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0420 W Authorizing extension of term of 1910 acre Water 
Department grazing lease with Steve Fields an 
additional 3 years commencing November 1, 1975 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey , Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0421 W Authorizing extension of term of 63 acre T, 7ater 
Department grazing lease with Robert Vieux and 
Donald Vieux an additional 3 years commencing 
November 1, 1975 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey , Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0422 W Authorizing revision of PUC Revolving Fund rules 
and regulations Sec. F, Rule 6. 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey , Douglass 



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On motion of 3erman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-042 3 W Approving collection of Water. Department claims 
for damages against miscellaneous debtors, month 
of September 1975, amount $3,798.92 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Eyrne, Berman , Carey , Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

042 4 W Approving write-off of uncollectible accounts 

receivable more than 90 days past due, month of 
August 1975, amount $4,951.02, T *ater Department. 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey , Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0425 W Declaring completion of San Antonio Dam Project 
and authorizing the City Attorney to apply to . 
State Water Resources Control Board to convert 
present permit to a license for appropriation of 
water from La Costa Creek (San Antonio Creek) . 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman , Carey , Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0426 W Authorizing the Water Department to negotiate a 
lease with the City of Pleasanton for 439 acres 
of land in Alameda County for purposes of grazing 
and the possible expansion of their sewerage 
effluent facility - Term not to exceed 5 years. 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey , Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-042 7 TT Approving supplemental appropriation in amount 
$172.00 from existing funds to provide for 
restitution to r7 ater Department revolving fund. 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0428 M Approving Municipal Railway, Water Department, and 
Hetch Hetchy portions of DPW Contract ' £23 ,727 for 
rechannalization and track reconstruction for 
Ocean Avenue and Phelan Avenue - Requesting the 



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Department of Public Works to call for bids - 
Total estimated cost $1,805,110 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0429 M Approving travel expense vouchers for two 

Municipal Railway employees for trip to Erie, Pa., 
for testing and inspection of new trolley coach 
electrical components 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0430 M Approving compromise and collection of Municioal 
Railway claims for damages against miscellaneous 
debtors - Month of August 1975 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-04 31 M Approving payment of claims, Municipal Railway, 
Month of August 19 75 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted as amended: 

75-04 32 M Authorizing execution of Amendment to Transit 
Advertising Agreement with Metromedia, Inc. 
reducing the minimum guarantee payment from 
$415,000 to $390,000 for the final year ending 
June 30, 1976 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Carey, Douglass 
Abstaining- Berman 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0433 M Approving selection of Arthur Young & Company 

as professional service consultant for the Transit 
Information Management System (TIMS) long range 
planning project - Cost not to exceed $44,407 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey, Douglass 



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On motion of Berman , seconded by Carey , the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0406-MR Approving payment of. claims against the Municipal 
Railway - Total amount $70,024.38 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the office of the 
Secretary and Assistant General Manager of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



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M I N U T E S 

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AMD COUNTY OF . SAM FRANCISCO 



Joseph L. Alioto, Mayor 



Room 2 32, City Rail 



2:30 p.m. 



October 23, 1975 






-:'J.-L J '.l.JSIOITZF'. 
''slv-.-r.. Flyni:, **r~t:j.ieiic 
Joseph P. Byrne, Vice President 
Henry E. Berman 
Dennis V. Carey 
Flora G. Douglass 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railvzay 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
■Tater Department 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Safety 

Transportation 



John D. Crowley 
GENERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

Thomas G. Flynn 

SECRETARY AMD ASSIST?' ! m 
GENERAL MANAGER, ADMINISTRATIVE 



75-O10 



Call to Orders 2% 30 n.n. 

Present: Commissioners H. T7 elton Flynn, Henry E. Berman, 

Dennis V. Carey, Flora G. Douglass 

Absent: Commissioner Joseoh P. Byrne 

The minutes of the regular meeting of the Commission held October 14, 
1975 were approved as amended. 

RESOLUTION On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 

NO. following resolution was adopted: 

75-0434 H Bid call - HH Contract No. 523 - Construction of 

Laguna Honda and Judah Substation buildings and 
installation of equipment - Power Improvement 
Program 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-04 35 H Completion of HH Contract #507 - Resurface of 

Cherry Road-Mile Post 16.1 to 23.4 - Credit 
Modification, $3,187.00 - Contractor George *?eed 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On r'otion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-04 36 II Approving collection of Bureau of Light, Heat 

and Power damage claims - Month of September 1975 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0437 H Approving Department of Public Works 1 proposal 

for construction of new street lighting system 
on Fillmore Street 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adooted: 

75-0438 W Bid call - V 7D Contract fl696 - Laying 6" and 

8" main in Powell Street and Pacific Avenue 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey, Douglass 



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On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0439 W Award of WD Contract Ho. 16 89 - For 8" main 

installation in Divisadero Street and Duboce 
Avenue - Dalton Construction of Foster City, 
Amount, $24,585.00 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-04 40 W Authorizing the General Manager to negotiate a 

professional services contract with one of three 
consultants to perform a safety investigation 
of Lower Crystal Springs Dam. 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0441 W Approving Order for Service or work - Provide 

electrical services for renovation of Crystal 
Springs Pump Station - L. K. Comstock Engineer- 
ing Company, Inc. of San Francisco - Amount, 
$16,000' 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, 3erman , Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-04 42 W Approving transfer to Hater Department net 

capital investment account - Amount, $1770.83 - 
Consumers' guarantee deposits unclaimed for 
ten years. 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
follov/ing resolution was adopted: 

75-0443 W Approving settlement of litigated claim of 

Mission Valley Rock Company against City and 
County of San Francisco and cross-claim of City 
against Mission Rock Company by mutual dismissals 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
follov/ing resolution was adopted: 

75-0444 W Setting Tuesday, November 25, 1975, 2:30 P.m. - 

Public Hearing - Liens and special assessments 
on properties for unpaid water service charges. 



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Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0445 M Approving for submittal to Board of Supervisors 

headway increases - Municipal Railway Lines 
14 GL, 14 L, 14 X, 17 X, 26 X, and 52. 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
follov/ing resolution was adopted: 

75-0446 M Award of Contract - Municipal Railway GM motor 

coach engine overhaul - Williams & Lane, Inc. of 
Berkeley - Amount not to exceed $8,939.81 per 
coach 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0447 M Travel advance amount $2,500 - Bring two witnesses 

from England - Testify in Municipal Railway case 
Dwight M. Plyer, Superior Court #649-162 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn f Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
follov/ing resolution was adopted; 

75-0448 M Approving payment of claims - Municipal "Railway - 
Month of September 1975 

Vjte: Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0449 M Setting 7;30 p.m., Wednesday, December 17, 1975, 

Special Public Hearing - Review recommendations 
of Municipal Railway for retention of trolley 
wires on Market Street 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
follov/ing resolution v/as adopted: 

75-0 450 M Approving compromise and collection of Municipal 

Railway claims for damages - Month of September, 
1975. 



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Votes Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0434-MR Approving payment of claims against the Municipal 

Railway in total amount $47,000.00 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the Office of the 
Secretary and Assistant General Manager of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



Resolution No. 75-04 43 — approving settlement of litigated claim of 

Mission Rock Company against City and County of San Francisco (prayer: 

$100,000) and cross-claim of City against Mission Rock (prayer: 
$100,000) by mutual dismissals. 

Utilities General Counsel William F. 3ourne explained this item. 

The cross-claim arose out of a land subsidence which occurred about 
December 23, 1973 on property of Mission Rock adjacent to Water 
Department property leased to Santa Clara Sand and Gravel Company. 

Mission Rock sued both the City and Santa Clara Sand and Gravel 
Company on the basis that Santa Clara's activities caused the 
subsidence. Both City and Santa Clara cross-complained, claiming 
that Mission Rock caused the subsidence. In settlement discussions, 
Mission Rock has agreed to repair the subsidence at no cost to City 
or Santa Clara. 



Resolution No. 75-04 45 — submitting recommended headway increases for 
Municipal Railway Lines 14GL, 14L, 14X, 17X, 26X and 52 to the Board 
of Supervisors. 

Curtis E. Green, Municipal Railway General Manager, presented a brief 
explanation. 

The PUC by Resolution No. 74-0331, adopted September 10, 1974, 
approved several route changes and frequency of service (headway) 
adjustments and new lines or extensions of current lines. These were 
the Stage II recommendations of the Muni/BART Coordinated Transit 
Planning Project to utilize Muni vehicles no longer required because 
of parallel Mission Corridor BART service in other sections of the 
City that are now under-serviced. 

The resolution authorized submittal of the recommended route changes 
to the Board of Supervisors for consideration but did not include 
reference to the recommended increased headways. The route changes 
were approved by the Board of Supervisors with the exception of two 
lines (No. 26 and No. 10), on November 4, 1974. 

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A subsequent taxpayer suit filed against the PUC claimed violation of 
the City Charter with regard to the planned cut in the Line 26X 
service. Pre-trial hearing resulted in a preliminary injunction 
issued last month by Superior Court Judge Joseph G. Kennedy ordering 
the Municipal Railway to obtain Board of Supervisors approval of 
the headway increases as well. 

Mr. Green reviewed the recommended increased headways (lenqth of time 
between buses) according to reduced service demand on Lines 14GL, 14L, 
14X, 17X, 26X and 52. 

Commissioner Carey asked whether the variance in time would be 
inconvenient to the people in the area and whether these changes had 
been discussed with the Transport Workers Union and the communities 
involved. 

Mr. Green said the recommended changes were thoroughly studied by the 
Muni staff, and discussed at length during an active public oarticipa- 
tion program. From the outset of the Muni/BART project, the project 
staff and consultant have worked closely with residents and neighbor- 
hood groups in the affected areas, and the Union. 

Commissioner Flynn pointed out that the court's order to submit these 
proposed headway increases to the Board of Supervisors made further 
discussion moot. The resolution was unanimously adopted on roll call. 

James T 7olpman, Attorney for the plaintiffs in the suit against the 
City, asked to comment on Mr. Green's presentation. 

Commission President Flynn stated the Commission was abiding by Judge 
Kennedy's order and the matter is being submitted to the Board of 
Supervisors where public hearing will be held. He therefore ruled 
there would be no further discussion on the subject at this time. 

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Resolution No. 75-0446 — ratifying award of contract to I'lilliams & Lane 
Inc. of Berkeley, for iiunicipal Railway GM motor coach overhaul, for 
amount not to exceed $8,9 30.81 per coach repaired, exclusive of taxes. 
The term is through February 28, 1976 and contains provision for 
extension by mutual agreement. 

Mr. Green stated that about 26 coaches can be overhauled under the 
bid by TJilliams & Lane, Inc. for the first $250,000 in funds provided 
by the Board of Supervisors of the total $1.5 million requested for 
this purpose. If the full $1.5 million is provided, the Muni should 
be able to have 156 coaches overhauled. Tnen the contractor is in 
full production, he is to complete an average of one coach overhaul 
per day. The overhaul work will carry a 50,000 mile guarantee. He 
accompanied his presentation with a detailed progress report on the 
out-of-service diesel coaches. The Commission then discussed the 
problems and progress of the vehicle maintenance rehabilitation 
program. 

Commissioner Flynn said he spent the morning at City Hall conferring 
with the staff formulating a program of reporting to the Commissioners 
on a minimal 8 to 10 day basis the progress of the maintenance program; 
the number of downed vehicles, missed runs and repair jobs. 



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John Elberling of the Board of Supervisors Advisory Panel for Transit 
Improvement (CAP) asked if Muni intended to continue its in-house 
repair work and if the additional maintenance positions requested 
were still needed. 

Mr. Green said two or three overhauls each week will be accomplished 
by the Muni. Forty-one additional men were requested, and 20 to 30 
have been furnished thus far. At the same time he is striving to put 
in a good preventive maintenance program so these men will be 
necessary for that. 

Mr. Elberling commenced questioning Mr. Green further about the 
streetcar maintenance and the operation of the Muni/Metro. 
Commissioner Flynn suggested that he interview Mr. Green at his 
office on these subjects as they were not before the Commission at 
this time. He informed Mr. Elberling that once the format has been 
developed for the proposed regular reporting by Mr. Green to the 
Commission on the fleet maintenance program, this information will 
be available to Mr. Elberling also. 

Marguerite Warren of the Sunset Community Improvement Club spoke of 
her displeasure over statements published by the Citizens Advisory 
Panel for Transit Improvement, about the Board of Supervisors' 
actions relative to the encumbering of the $1.5 million emergency 
appropriation for the Municipal Railway motor coach repair program. 
In her opinion the Board of Supervisors is working with the PUC and 
Muni to the best of its ability with the finances available. She 
was irritated about a committee that is supoosed to assume some 
responsibility for a department such as the Municipal Railway "going 
out and feeding the public things that are not true." 



Resolution No. 75-C449— setting date for a special public hearing 
to review the recommendations of the Municipal Railway for retention 
of trolley wires on Market Street - Wednesday, December 17, 1975, at 
7;30 p.m., in Room 282, City Hall. 

Commissioner Berman stated that this matter has become a cause 
celebre within the community, resulting in an editorial by one of 
the city's daily newspapers , accompanied by a vitriolic cartoon, 
indicating that the Commission is breaking faith with the community 
at large because of past commitments involving trolley wires on 
Market Street. He noted that the decision regarding the trolley 
wires on Market Street is among the most important matters facing 
the community. 

Commissioner 3erman said a public hearing should be beld as soon as 
possible, setting forth the facts, with all the people in the 
community expressing their desires and wishes. This would give the 
Commission considerable information in advance of a final determina- 
tion, he said. This should be done soon so that the plans can go 
forward and meet the needs of the community and desires and wishes of 
the people most affected by change of plans. 

Norman Rolfe of San Francisco Tomorrow asked that the Commission 
postpone setting the hearing date, to allow time for all interested 
groups and organizations to confer, digest the Muni's report on 
operating alternatives, and make statements. Time is needed to meet 



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and iron out differences. He asked that the hearing be scheduled for 
after the holidays. He asked that the Commission go back to staff 
and see who has been notified, who has responded, and set up meetings 
with these groups. Five lines are involved; 50,000 riders a day. 

Commissioner Flynn stated he had been contacted by teleDhone by at 
least two organizations making the same request. He personally felt 
December 16 was a good date because time is of the essence. There is 
no need to defer beyond that week; however, he said, the Commission 
could choose another date if it saw fit. He pointed out that final 
determination may not be made at that time. 

Commissioner Berman thought seven weeks time sufficient for the 
representatives and spokesmen of the various groups to meet and study 
the material and give the Railway their input. Decision may not be 
made at the conclusion of the meeting, but the input from a public 
hearing would add immeasurably to the necessity of making a proper 
decision at the proper time. Much work has gone into- tho departmental 
■study by i«uni'o planning staff and it. -is important they b promptly 
given a clear perspective as to ho T7 to proceed. He said he would 
object to an interminable delay to "let this thing sit and burn." 

John Elberling of CAP said a month or two after Christmas would be a 
more appropriate time . 

Commissioner Flynn asked staff's opinion. James J. Finn, Director of 
Transportation, stated this report was a long time in being compiled 
and many man hours were used in the preparation at the request of 
General Manager and ~u.olic Utilities Cor 'nice ion. The reoort was sent 
out early in September to all of the interested local agencies — 
government agencies, private organizations, San Francisco Tomorrow, 
etc. Actually, the lead time has been lengthy and the sooner 
direction is received for the Commission, the sooner Muni can proceed 
with plans for removing the wires from Market Street or seeking an 
alternative. 

Commissioner Berman said the first stage is the first public hearing — 
the time lapse after that would be at the convenience of all people 
involved. 

Commissioner Flynn then asked if the Commissioners would be opposed 
to holding the hearing in the evening to afford more peoole an 
opportunity to appear. There was no opposition to this, and the 
Commissioner was commended for his suggestion. 

Thereupon, it was unanimously agreed the hearing would be held at 
7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 17, 1975 in Room 282, City Hall. 

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Communications ; 
None 

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75-2.17 



Roll Call 



Commissioner Carey commended the San Francisco Water Department 
employees on their outstanding driving safety record during the past 
three months as chronicled in the Water Department monthly reports 
to the General Manager of Public Utilities Commission. 



THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED. 



Thomas G. Flynn 
Secretary and Assistant 
General Manager 



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75 



MINUTES 
PUDLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 



Joseph jj. Alioto , Mayor 

Room 2 82, City Kail 
2% 30 p.m. 



IUMENTS 



November 25 , 19 75 

COI U ■17. 3 :J TONERS 
H. T^elt-o-i Flymx, President 
Joseph :- , P-yr.ne , Vies President 
Henry K. Berman 
Benris V. Ca±ay 
Flora G . Douglass 



DEPARTMENTS 
24unicipal Railway 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
'>Tater Department 



i3UREA US 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Safety 

Transportation 



John D. Crowley 
GENEFZU, HANAGER OF PUDLIC UTILITIES 

Thomas G. Fiyrn 

SECRETARY A^?D ASSISTANT 
GENERAL MANAGER, ADMINISTRATIVE 



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Call to Orders 2:30 p.m. 

Present: Commissioners H. Welton Flynn, Joseph P. Byrne, 

Henry E. Herman, Dennis V. Carey, Flora G. 
Douglass 

The minutes of the regular meeting of the Commission held October 28, 
1975 were approved. 

RESOLUTION On motion of Herman, seconded by Douglass, the 
MO. Commission ratified the following resolution 

approved by telephone poll of the Commission on 

Nc venbe r 12, 1975; 

75-04 51 W Declaring that the Commission will not authorize 
the sale of water to the Citizens Utilities 
Company of California, a private corporation. 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Berman r seconded by Douglass, the 
Commission ratified the fc lie-wing resolution 
approved by telephone poll of the Commission on 
November 11, 1975: 

75-0452 H Rejecting as baing excessive the single bid 

proposal received for HH Contract No. 511 for 
San Jcaqr.in Pipeline No. 2 lining repair; and 
authorizing re-advertisement. 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman , Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Douglass, the 
Commission ratified the following resolution 
approved by telephone poll of the Commission on 
Wovem.be r 14, 1975s 

75-045 3 W Authorizing issuance of Water Department revocable 
permit to the Veterans Administration Hospital in 
Palo Alto 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Douglass, the 
Commission ratified the following resolution 
approved by telephone poll of the Commission on 
IJovember 15, 1975: 

75-0454 M Urging the Police Commission to re-submit to the 
Mayor and Board of Supervisors it.-; proposa] for 
a permanent full-time transit security force. 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey, Douglass 



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On motion of Berman, seconded by Eyrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0455 W Lien and special assessments on property for 
i unpaid water service charges: 

Block 70 84, Lot 1 

Sgt. Joseph & Leota Jones 

$122.72 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne-, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0456 W Lien and special assessments on property for 
unpaid water service charges : 

Block 301, lot 13 

Golden Gate Community Hospital 

$-120.43 

Vote: Ayes- Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

75-0457 W Lien and special assessments on property for 
unpaid water service charges : 

Block 339, Lot 3 
Robert G. Shephard 
$877.66 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman ;_ Carey , Douglass 

On motion or Berman, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resoluticn was adopted: 

75-0 458 W Lien and special assessments on property for 
unpaid v,ater- service charges: 

Block 1255, Lot 19 
Summit Land Company 
$316.36 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byxne, the 
following resolution was adopted : 

75-0459 H Bid Cell - HH Contract No. 497 - Construction 

of underg round duct system in Church Street, 30th 
to 22nd Streets, under Power Improvement Program 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn , Byrne, Berman, Carey.. Douglass 



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On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

75-0460 H Bid call - HH Contract No. 50 3 - Construction of 

underground duct system in Taraval Street, and 46th 
Avenue, from 20th Avenue to Vicente, under Power 
Improvement Program. 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On notion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0461 H Award of L'H Contract wo. 525 - Construction of 

underground duct system in Sutter Street, Presidio 
Avenue to Leavenworth, under the Power Improvement 
' Program - R, Flatland Company of San Mateo - 
$372,335.00 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne ( Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Berman , seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0462 H Amendment to agreement with Bechtel, Inc. - 

increase total pavment from $605,474 to $650,4 33 
and the fixed fee* from $54,004 to $53,026 - 
Design of substation buildings and installation of 
rectifier equipment under the Power Improvement 
Program. 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted : 

75-0463 H Approving Department of Public Works' proposal 
for construction of new street lighting system 
on Trumbull Street, ilission to Alemany Blvd. 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey,. Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0464 H Approving Department of Public Works * proposal 
for construction of new street lighting system 
on Cargo Way, Third Street to Jennings. 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, 3yrne , Berman, Carey,- Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0465 . H Completion of HH Contract lie. 519 - Construction 
of underground duct system in 19th Avenue, 



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Randolph and Broad Streets - Venturini Corp . - 
Credit modification, $18,73 2.17 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0466 H Supplemental Appropriation - $1,244 - Adjust 
wage rates for Class 7355 Truck Driver 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

On notion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0467 H Supplemental appropriation - $3,305- Salary 
adjustment of two 72 44 Power Plant Foremen 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, 3erman, Carey, Douglass 

On motion of Berman.. seconded by Byrne, the 
fci lowing resolution was adopted: 

75-0468 W Bid call - WD Contract Wo„ 169 8 - Laying of 

ductile iron main in Sutter Street between Larkin 
and Jones 

Voce: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne. Berman, Carey, Douglass 

Cn iaocion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the. 
following "resolution was adopted; 

75-0469 W Bid call - WD Contract Ho. 1686 - Excavation and 
repaving for approximately 49? water service 
trenches in area bounded by California Street, 
26th Avenue, Fulton Street and 29th Avenue. 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey, Douglass 

Commissioner Carey was excused at 3:05 p.m. 

On motion of Barman, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0 470 W Completion of T i7D Contract No. 1669 - Laying ductile 
iron main in Sutter and Powell Streets - Shaw 
Construction Company, contractor - Credit modifi- 
cation, $.1 ,154. 10 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn. Eyrne , Berman, Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted: 



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75-0471 W Completion of tfD Contract bio. 1670 - Cement 
Mortar lire pipe in Howard, South Van Mess, 
Sanchez and other streets - Ameron, Inc. 
contractor - Excess modification, $4,924.00 - 
Approving execution of agreement of non-prejudice 
re work under dispute 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Douglass 



On motion of Berman, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0472 W Settlement of litigated claim of City (Water 
Department) vs. Fred J. Early, Jr., Company, 
Inc. (Superior Court No. 636-744 by acceptance 
of $16,500, and authorizing dismissal of 
litiaation. 



Voce; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne--, Berman, Douglass 

On motion of Ben.ian, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0473 W Approving collection of IJatar Department claims 
for damages against miscellaneous debtors - 
Month ci October 1975 

Voce; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Douglass 

Cn motion of Berman, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0 474 W Approving write-off of Water Department uncollect- 
ible accounts receivable - Month of September 1975 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman , Douglass 

On r'Oticn of Berman, seconded by Douglass, the 
bellowing resolution was adopted; 

75-0475 W Extending term of agricultural lease with Sunol 
Berry Farms - Decreasing to 15 acres from 2 8.27 
acres - 3 year extension 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrr 3 , Berman, Douglass 

On motion of Berman , seconded by Douglass , the 
following resolution wa: adopted: 

75-0476 W Expending term of agricultural lease with Phil 
K.Kimura additional 2 years. 

Vo~es Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Douglass 



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On motion of Berman, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted i 

75-0477 W Awarding 21 acre Mater Department agricultural 

lease to Iwao K. Nag at a & Tom Toshio Nagata 
dba rtagata Farm - Term 4 years. 

Vote; Ayas-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0478 W Awarding 11 acre Water Department agricultural 

learie to John Uia - Term 4 years. 

Vote; Ayes-Flynr\ r Byrn^ . 3ennan, Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0 479 W Awarding 2 acre Water Department agricultural 

lease to Pacific nurseries - Term 5 years. 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted as amended? 

75-0430 w Bid call - WD Contract LJo. 1540 - Installing 30" 

main in Parnassus and Fifth Avenues 

Voces Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman,- Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

75-0481 w Supplemental appropriation - Adjust wage rates 

for Class 7355 Truck Driver - Water Department 

Vote. Ayes-Flynn, Byrne. Berman, Douglcis 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Douglass., the 
following resolutxon was adopter" i 

75-0 482 W Supplemental appropriation - Adjust wage rates 

for Class 3406 Land Use Aide 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman. Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
f o.i lowing resolution was adopted: 

75-0483 M Bid call - MR Contract Ho. 62G - Track construction 

for Duboce Avenue and Church Street, Duboce Portal 
switch track 

Voter Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Douglass 



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On motion of Berraan , seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-04 84 M Bid call - MR Contract No. 629 - Furnish and 

install a UHF base/mobile radio system for the 
new Muni transit vehicles. Transit Improvement 
Prog rain. 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-04 85 M Amending list of authorized signatures for 

Municipal Railway revolving funds to reflect 
current personnel assignments. 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
follov/ing resolution was adopted: 

75-048G M Supplemental Appropriation - ?2,813 - To pay 

three C.E.T.A. funded positions the difference 
between the maximum federal participation and 
current City Civil Service pay rates. 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by 3yrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-04 87 M Extension of the Line 9I-Stonestcwn to provide 
service to Lake Merced Hills area 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-04 88 M Approving in concept a reorganization plan for 

the Municipal Ra.i. lway and forwarding the plan to 
the Civil Service Commission for review and 
implementation. 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0489 M Collection of $8,373.60 from the United States 
Department of Justice for payment of a damage 
claim to the Municipal Railway 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Douglass 



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On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0490 M Completion of contract with Metromedia,, Inc. for 
professional and technical services in presenting 
a Municipal Railway Advertising program. 

Vote? Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Barman, Douglass 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0491 M Authorising execution of professional services 

agreement with Bakes-Dukes & Associates, Inc. of 
San Francisco for a Minority Business Enterprise 
Program - laximum fee of $10,000 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Douglass 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

7d-0492 K Completion of MR Cociz.rz.rA. S,c , 605 - Sunset Tunnel 
track ri'.'k.nstructici and Carl Street sewer 
enlargement - Lxcess Modifi cation, $7,009 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Douglass 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution v?as adopteds 

75-0493 M Completion of MR Contract No. 595R - Junipero 
Serra Boulevard track reconstx-uction and . 
landscaping - CrecHt Modification, $13,691 - 
Homer J. Olsen, xn-j. and Railco Inc., dba Railco 
of Calr-.fcrr.ia, A Joint Venture, contractor - 
Approving execution of agreement of non-prejudice 
regarding deduction of liquidated damages under 
dispute. 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Douglass 

On motion of 3yx?.i3, seconded oy Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted. 

75-0494 M Approving payment of claims -- Municipal Railway - 
Month of October 19 75 

Voce: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne. Berman, Douglass 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Douglass, L'ie 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-049 5 M Approving compromise and collection of lunicipal 
Railway claims -. Month of October 19 75 



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Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0496 GO Confirming transfer of funds under $10,000, and 

allotment request, submitted by departments under 
PUC jurisdiction during First Quarter 1975-76 - 
Total $10,050,462. 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Douglass 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Douglass, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0451-MR Approving payment of claims against the Municipal 

Railway - Total amount $85,090.00 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Douglass 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the office of the 
Secretary and Assistant General Manager of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



The meeting of Tuesday, November 11, 1975, was canceled because of 
the Veteran's Day holiday. Proper announcement was forwarded to all 
concerned on November 5, 19 75. 



Water Department Lien Proceedings 

Hearing on Delinquent Water Service Accounts in excess of $100.00. 

1. Account Ho. 047-1178-7 

Property: Block 35 83, Lot 55 

Owner: William L. Neer 

Account closed: June 3, 1975 

Amount dues $117.34 

ACTION: Not calendared? full payment received. 

2. Account No, 059-1850-1 
Property: Blocx 4274, Lot 5 
Owners Ina Miller 
Account closed; January 23, 1975 
Amount dues $165.53 

ACTION: Not calendared; full payment received. 

3. Account Mo. 491-3430-5 

Property: Block 70 84, Lot 1 

Owner; Sgt. Joseph & Leota Jones 

Account closed: July 16, 1975 

Amount dues $122.72 

ACTION: No one appeared to orotest or object to the Water 
Department's report on the delinquent account. 



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On motion of Commissioner Berman, seconded by 
Commissioner Byrne, the Commission voted unanimously 
to confirm the report and directed that lien be filed 
against the property, pursuant to SF Ordinance 
No. 450-73. 

4. Account No. 735-1830-2, 735-1830-3, 735-1835-2 

Property: Block 301, Lot 18 

Owner: Golden Gate Community Hospital 

Account closed: June 17, 1975 

Amount due: $420.4 3 

ACTION: No one appeared to protest or object to the Water 
Department's report on the delinquent account. 

On motion of Commissioner Berman, seconded by 
Commissioner Douglass, the Commission voted unanimously 
to confirm the report and directed that lien be filed 
against the property, pursuant to SF Ordinance 
No. 450-73. 

5. Account No. 737-1520-1, 737-1521-1 

Property: Block 339, Lot 3 

Owner: Robert G. Shephard 

Account closed: July 24, 1975 

Amount due: $877.66 

ACTION: No one appeared to protest or object to the Water 
Department's report on the delinquent account. 

On motion of Commissioner Berman, seconded by 
Commissioner Douglass, the Commission voted unanimously 
to confirm the report and directed that lien be filed 
against the property, pursuant to SF Ordinance 
No. 450-73. 

6. Account No. 751-1050-2 

Property: Block 1255, Lot 19 

Owner: Summit Land Company 

Account closed: August 6, 19 75 

Amount due: $316.36 

ACTION: No one appeared to protest or object to the Water 
Department's report on the delinquent account. 

On motion of Commissioner Berman, seconded by 
Commissioner Douglass, the Commission voted unanimously 
to confirm the report and directed that lien be filed 
against the property, pursuant to SF Ordinance 
No. 450-73 



Ratification of Resolution No. 75-0454, urging the Police Commission 
to resubmit to the Mayor and the Board of Supervisors its proposal 
for a permanent full-time transit security force. 



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This resolution was informally adopted by the Public Utilities 
Commission by telephone vote on Saturday , November 15, 1975, at the 
request of Curtis E. Green, Municipal Railway General Manager, and 
on recommendation of John D. Crowley, General Manager of Public 
Utilities. 

Recent events, highlighted by more critical incidents of criminal 
assaults and thefts on Municipal Railway vehicles during the last 
week warrant early action leading to establishing a full-time detail 
of professional officers within the Police Department structure. 
This detail was proposed by the Police Department in mid-1973 and 
was endorsed by the Public Utilities Commission. In October, 1974, 
the Commission initiated the creation of the Transit Security Aide 
program, making it clear at that time that this program is an 
interim emergency alternative to a full-time police unit. 

It is evident that there is community wide support for this proposal. 

Commissioner Berman reported on the five-hour Board of Supervisors 
Streets and Transportation Committee hearing on this matter attended 
by himself, along with Commission President Flynn, Commissioner Carey, 
and Muni General Manager Curtis E. Green. The Police Commission and 
Police Department were represented. Commissioner Berman said they 
came to a satisfactory understanding about the strong feelings of 
the Public Utilities Commission relative to the need for the full- 
time professional police unit, in line with the resolution that was 
adopted on November 15. 

Commissioner Carey stated that he had been requested by the Mayor's 
Office to help in efforts to coordinate activities of concerned 
City departments. Re said that no troublesome incidents followed 
the two Saturday football games which were attended by about 2,000 
youngsters. Curtis Green, George England, Muni Security Chief, 
and Frank Bauer, Chief Inspector, did an outstanding job in 
cooperation with the other City departments . 

Commissioner Berman questioned Commissioner Carey as to the number 
of police and Muni personnel involved during these two events, then 
noted that 140 employees deployed to control 2,000 young people is a 
serious situation. He felt the root causes must be attacked much 
more directly in the future. 

Commissioner Flynn noted that the request for Commissioner Carey to 
serve as a coordinator had not been communicated to General Manager 
of Public Utilities John D. Crowley, and he asked the Commission 
Secretary to request the Mayor's Office to please advise Mr. Crowley 
exactly what Commissioner Carey's duties are in this matter. The 
position of the Mayor's Office has subsequently been clarified. 

Commissioner Carey stated this was an emergency situation. 

Marguerite Warren of the Sunset Community Improvement Association, 
asked how many of the school department officials attended the Board 
of Supervisor's committee meeting and if they were willing to 
contribute financially to the policing problem. Mr. Green replied 
that Superintendent of Schools Robert Alioto was present and took 
a forceful position. However, they have not contributed money. 



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Resolution No. 75-0462--approving amendment Wo. 3 to agreement with 
Bechtel Incorporated, increasing total payment from $605,474 to 
$650,433, and the fixed fee from $54,004 to $58,026, to provide 
professional services in the design of substation buildings and 
installation of rectifier equipment under the Power Improvement 
Program in support of the Municipal Railway. 

Oral L. Moore, Hetch Hetchy System General Manager, explained that 
this amendment would extend the Bechtel responsibility to include 
review of vendors' shop drawings for City-purchased switchgear. 
The basic agreement specifically excluded \;his effort because it was 
to be done by Hetch Hetchy personnel. However, the Civil Service 
Commission has been unable to furnish required additional personnel 
and it is necessary to proceed promptly tc avoid delaying deliveries 
of equipment in production for the new substations. 



Water Department Calendar Item #3 — awarding Water Department Contract 
No. 16 85 for excavation and repaving for water service trenches — was 
put over due to the Controller's freeze on all capital items. This 
item will be reviewed by the Board of Supervisor's Finance Committee 
at its next meeting . 

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Commissioner Carey was excused from the meeting at 3; 05 p.m. 



In discussion of Resolutions 75-0475 and 75-04 76--exuending the 
terms of two Water Department agricultural leases which contained 
options to extend subject to negotiated rental, Commissioner Berman 
asked if it would be sound policy in future leases with options to 
extend to include a "cost of living i:idex' provision with regard to 
the rental negotiation. 

Mr Frye stated this was included in the department's commercial 
leases; however, they have not been successful in including in the 
row crop and agricultural leases because of the great fluctuation 
in price of beef and farming. 



Vote on Water Department Calendar Item #14- -award of 2 3- acre 
agricultural lease to Pacific Nurseries — was inadvertently bypassed, 
The Secretary polled the Commission the following day, November 26, 
and the resolution was approved (No. 75-0-158). It will be 
calendared for ratification at the next meeting. 



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Resolution Wo. 75-0480— -authorizing bid call for Water Department 
Contract No. 1540 — Installation of ?0-inch steel main in Parnassus 
and Fifth Avenue. 

This work is required to relocate the water main from 4th Avenue 
north of Kirkham, to 5th Avenue north of Kirkham, due to street 
vacation to accommodate the University of California's new school 
of dentistry. The cost of the work will be paid by U.C. 

Commissioner Berman ask^d Utilities General Counsel William F. Bourne 

if the Commission were in position to authorize the bid call in view 

of the recent temporary restraining crder issued by the Superior 
Court halting the U,C. Hcsr-ital project, 

Mr. Bourne advised tha^ die matter be taken off calendar until he 
can study the applicability of the restraining order. 

Robert LaPointe , represent-./.':- Chancellor Sooy of U.C. Medical 
School, stated that the University intends to go ahead and relocate 
the main, whether or ---■; tha School or Dentistry building will 
proceed as proposed. 

During discussion that followed, Commissioner Berman moved 
authorizing the bid call- Commissioner Uyrr.e objected to con- 
tractors going to any unnecessary expense: in preparing bid proposals 
for work that is uncertain, ^nd felt the matter should be held over 
until Mr. Bourne had an opportunity to review. In view of the 
question of possible violation oi the injunction being raised, 
Mr. Frye proposed thar the advertising of the bid call be held up 
until receipt of the Citv- Attorney's opinion. Thereupon Commissioner 
Byrne amended Commissioner Berman 's motion to approve bid call 
''conditional upon advice from tne City Afcfcomev that this bid call 
may be legally mads.' 

On roll call, the resolution war: adopted a c : amended. 



Water Department Calendar Item #16— -policy arproval of Recreational 
Development Plan for Peninsula Watershed Land" — was taken off 
calendar on staff's recommendation than the matter be considered at 
a public meeting to be held at a laLer date co give it the widest 
possible input. 

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Resolution No. 75-043'.— authors ^mq bid call for Municipal Railway 
Contract No. 62 9 to furnish and install a UHF base/mobile radio 
system for the new Muni transit vehicles . 

Mr. Green explained this item and described the proposed system. 

Jack Oppenheimer, representing CAP (the Board of Supervisors Citizens 
Advisory Panel for Transit Improvement) , urged that bid call not be 
authorized until his group could review the program. 



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Lawrence B. Martin, President of the Transport Workers Union, 
Local 250A, also requested an opportunity to review the program 
before it goes to contract. 

Mr. Green pointed out that the consultants for this system were 
hired six months ago and the matter was discussed at length at that 
time before the Commission. The best technical advisors in the 
country were hired (they have done work for A/C Transit, the Golden 
Gate Bridge Authority, S=in Diego, Chicago, New York transit 
companies) in order to obtain the best possible comprehensive radio 
communications system available. 

Dr. John II. Christensen, Jr., Assistant General Manager-Finance, 
explained that this program was included in the original 1969 UMTA 
grant for the Transit Equipment Program, and a second portion 
included in the System Improvement Program grant in February 1974. 
The Comsul Engineers completed the st\idy in June of this year and 
it was then forwarded to UMTA. Their approval of the $2, 346 , 000 
item was predicated upon receipt and acceptance of the Comsul study. 
There is nothing that anybody can add now that has not been already 
developed by capable signal technicians. 

Mr. Martin said he is concerned from the layman's point of view — the 
men who will use the equipment — and that this was a lot of money to 
spend to later discover theft something is wrong. 

Mr. Green pointed out that when the radio system demonstration was 
held at the Jack Tar Hotel in San Francisco about a year ago several 
Union representatives vere present as well as management. 

Marguerite Warren cautioned about tie necessity of coordinating the 
Municipal Railway radio system with the inter-county emergency 
medical system call lines that will be in of feet in 1976 so as to 
prevent jamming problems, 

Pino Bei, project manager of the Transit Improvement Program, 
explained the various measures taken to insure proper operation and 
tests taken by the consultant engineers to prevent overlapping. 



Resolution No. 75-0488--appioving in concept a reorganization plan 
for the Municipal uai Iway and forwarding the plan to the Civil 
Service Commission for review and implementation. 

Mr. Green outlined the proposal for reorganization ot the Muni 
management system, designed to "revitalize the administrative 
leadership of the Muni, improvo efficiency , and reduce operating 
costs within the system. " 

Among its key points, he said, it recommends the transfer from the 
General Office of the Public Utilities Commission the Bureau of 
Transportation and the Bureau of Personnel and Safety to the Municipal 
Railway in order to blend their presently fragmented activities with 
more complementary functions. 

The Director of Transportation and the Director of Personnel and 
Safety are now APPOINTIVE positions. The reorganization envisions 



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received this information only within the last couple of days, and 
it was accompanied by very brief supporting documents . Ke moved 
that adoption of the resolution be postponed so he could have an 
opportunity to read all the material and input, or if the resolution 
is in concept only and not to be considered final approval, that 
the final approval be on the availability of the input. 

Mr. Crov7ley pointed out that care had been taken to provide that this 
approval is "conceptual only," inasmuch as it would involve deletion 
of two bureaus from the Pubiic Utilities Commission General Office. 

Commissioner Berman said he was prepared to agree to conceptual 
approval, but would like to receive all available justifying 
literature. 

Commissioner Byrne also asked to see the available justifying 
literature. He recommended a plan under which the Muni General 
Manager would have sou:oene who understands Railway problems to 
appear before the Board of Supervisors and its committees to give 
the General Manager more time "to run the railroad.' 

Commissioner Berman suggested that in order to give all those 
attending the meeting an opportunity for puolic input, that they 
address their remarks on their concept of the reorganization to 
Mr . Green . 

With regard to the time table, fir. Green said the matter would be 
presented to the Civil Service Commission almost immediately; however, 
it v/ould be the first of the year before the Civil Service Commission 
is adequately staffed to work en this, therefore it would be a couple 
of months before the changes can be implemented. 

Marguerite Warren asked if the General Manager of Public Utilities 
was in favor of the proposal inasmuch as the department head 
(Mr. Green) made the entire presentation. Commissioner Flynn pointed 
out that every item on the Public Utilities Commission agenda bears 
the recommendation for approval by 'chz department head, Assistant 
General Manager-Administration, Assistant General "'anager-Finance, 
and General Manager of Public Utilities, before it is calendared for 
consideration by the Commission. 

At the conclusion of the discussion, on motion of Commissioner Berman, 
seconded by Commissioner Byrne, the plan was approved in concept. 
Mr. Green was directed to be the channel of information for any 
input between the Muni, the Utilities Genera]. Manager, and Civil 
Service Commission before the final r>lan comes back to the Commission. 



Municipal Railway Calendar Item #9 — approving amendment to profes- 
sional services agreement with International Engineering Company, 
increasing total payment from $575,589 to $653,559, to provide 
consulting services for the remaining construction period of the 
Muni Metro Rail Center- --was taken off calendar. 

Commissioner Byrne moved that this item be taken off calendar to 
give the Commissioners an opportunity to go over the resolution and 
the documents with Rino Bei, Transit Improvement Trocrram manaaer. 



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It was his understanding from Mr. Bei that putting the matter over 
two weeks would not stop the work on the job site. 

Commissioner Flynn seconded the motion to put the matter off for 
two weeks. He stated that in his opinion International Engineering 
has a contract to perform; they are asking for an amendment to the 
contract on the basis of some constraints different than what they 
were or what were estimated. In Commissioner Flynn' s opinion IECO 
has no option, and there are no constraints. 

The Commission voted to -cake the matter off calendar. 



Communications 



None 



General Manager of P u blic l ' J -y : .j it Ics I c o-.tt* s 

Mr. Crowley announced that he had received information from 
Dr. Alioto, Superintendent o; Schools, that the drivers of the City's 
school buses in the Associated Transport Workers Union, have gone out 
on wildcat strike. Ir addition Lo the 25 iu.ii buses regularly 
assigned to this duty, 40 aaditionaJ buses have been detailed to 
help transport school children home today. 

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Roll Call 



All Commissioners passed. 



THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURNED 



Thomas G. Flynn 
Secretary and Assistant 
General Manager 



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the deletion of these appointive positions and the creation of 
civil service positions in their stead. 

Since the authority to make these changes, and others, in the pro- 
posed reorganization is beyond the authority of the Public 
Utilities Commission, it is recommended that the Public Utilities 
Commission approve a resolution endorsing the plan in concept and 
requesting the Civil Service Commission to evaluate and take 
appropriate actions to make the plan implementable. 

The recommendation is to have three departments reporting directly 
to the General Manager of I'unicipal Railways (a) Engineering and 
Planning, (b) Operations, and (c) Administrations; and to expand one 
division of Engineering and Planning, ice., the Maintenance Division, 
to be headed by a Manager of Maintenance. 

Mr. Green said he did not think a Charter charge was involved, and 
that the Civil Service Commission would have to study the necessary 
steps being proposed. 

Commissioner Flynn saiu. cne Public Utilities Commission cannot 
implement this? it cannot be adopted officially within the con- 
straints of the Commission authority. The reorganization request 
has to be passed on to the Civil Service Commission to work on. 

Mr. Jack Oppenheimer of th? Citizens /dvisory Panel asked if the 
Public Utilities Commission would hold a public hearing after 
approval by the Civil Service Cor.;raission of the position changes 
and restructuring. 

Commissioner Flynn said it would not, in his opinion; that when the 
matter does come back from Civil Service Commission it is within 
the Public Utilities Commission's jurisdiction, and the public's, 
to tell the Utilities General Manager how best to use his staff. 

Mr. Oppenheimer urged die Commission to consider the "potential 
desirability" of having a public hearing on this reorganization. 
In view of the SPUR report, there may be people who do not feel 
this goes far enough, or toe far. Tnis would be a method of 
solidifying relationships with the public, he said. 

Commissioner Berman asked Mr. Green what economies would be forth- 
coming from this program which includes two additional positions. 

Mr. Green said the economies would be in doing away with the kinds 
of fragmented authority which now lead to wasted hours and 
inefficient operation, The proposed chain of command going down to 
those where there is accountability, would be dollars saved. 

Commissioner Berman asked whether there were not higniy experienced 
efficiency expert consultants in the field of municipal transporta- 
tion who would be able to survey the Muni system, which is a very 
highly budgeted and complex organization, in order to obtain the 
best wisdom available in this very sophisticated field. 

Mr. Green said three studies have been done, one of which cost 
$50,000, and he has spent many hours analyzing, updating, and 
incorporating the best features into his present proposal. 

Commissioner Berman contended that this was not an undated program 
as stated by Mr. Green, due to the fact that the Commissioners 



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xHIOTES 
v*— — — — — 

■^ PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 

CITY AND COUNTY OF^SAN FRANCISCO 
_^ 

Joseph L. Alioto, Mayor 

Room 2 82, City Hall 
2^30 p.m. 



DOCUMENTS 

DEC 1 9 



-^December 9, 19 75 

COMMISSIONERS 
H. Welton Flynn , President 
Joseph P. Byrne, Vice President 
Henry E. Berman 
Dennis V. Carey 
Flora G. Douglass 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Safety 

Transportation 



John D. Crowley 
GENERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

Thomas G . Flynn 

SECRETARY AND ASSISTANT 
GENERAL MANAGER, ADMINISTRATIVE 



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Call to Order: 2:50 p.m. 

Present: Commissioners H. Helton Flynn, Joseph P. Byrne, 

Henry E. Berman, Dennis V. Carey 

Absent: Commissioner Flora G. Douglass 

The minutes of the regular meeting of the Commission held November 25, 
1975 were approved. 

RESOLUTION On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 

NO. Commission ratified the following resolution 

approved by telephone poll of the Commission 
on November 26, 1975: 

75-0497 W Awarding 2 3 acre Water Department agrocultural 

lease to Pacific Nurseries - Term 12 years - 
Commencing November 1, 19 75 - Rental $200 per 
acre per year, or $4,600 per annum, adjusted 
every 3 years per Consumer Price Index. (Increase) 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Dyrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0498 H Bid call - HH Contract No. 517 - Transit power 

facilities for the K Line under the Power 
Improvement Program, including street lighting 
and traffic signal work to be financed by 
Department of Public Works 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0499 H Completion of professional services contract - 

R. W. Beck and Associates - Entitled "Cost 
Determination, Marketing Studies, and Technical 
Advice relative to City's Power Contracts" - 
Credit modification, $19,686.71 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0500 H Completion of HH Contract No. 518 - Tesla Portal 

overflow shaft extension - Dalzell Corporation, 
Contractor 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolut on was adopted: 



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75-0501 H Approving Department of Public Works' proposal 

for lighting John Muir Drive near John Muir 
Apartments . 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0502 H Approving Department of Public Works ' proposal 

for relighting Ocean Avenue and Phelan Avenue. 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0503 H Approving transfer to the Orange Empire Trolley 

Museum at Perris , California, for preservation 
and use for historical purposes , one cable winch 
and various items of rectifier substation 
equipment no longer needed by Hetch Hetchy. 

Vote: Ayes-ilynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of 3erman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0504 H Approving amendment to professional services 

agreement - Bechtel, Inc. - Design of the 
substation buildings in support of the Municipal 
Railway under the Power Improvement Program 
increasing total payment from $650,433 to $750,455 
and fixed fee from $5 8,02 6 to $62,122 - Provide 
for additional services pertaining to Bryant and 
Taraval substations. 

Vote„ Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0505 W Awarding WD Contract No. 1685.- Excavation and 

repaving for water service trenches - Lowrie 
Paving Company of South San Francisco - Amount, 
$99,647.00 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, 3yrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0 506 W Awarding WD Contract Wo. 1696 - Laying mains in 

Powell Street and Pacific Avenue - Pat Kennelly 
of South San Francisco - Net amount, $42,114.00 



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Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

75-0507 W Approving excess modification - Amount. $9 4 3.05 - 

To relocate and increase size of Ground Fault 
Sensor loops under WD Contract No. 1657 - Ground 
Fault detection and protective relays at San 
Antonio and Sunol pump stations. 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0508 W Completion of WD Contract Nc. 1664 - Paving 

various access roads in San Mateo County - 
Credit modification, $l f C74.80 - Anza Engineering 
Company, Contractor 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of German, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0509 W Completion of WD Contract Mo. 1659 - Laying main 
in Stevenson Street between 3rd and 4th Streets - 
Credit modification, $3,388.55 - Dalton Construction 
Contractor 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, tie 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0510 W Supplemental appropriation - $102 - Adjust wages 
for Class 735 3" Patternmaker ....- 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0511 W Completion of WD Contract Mo. 1654 - Laying main 
in Scott Street between Pacific and Filbert 
Streets - Excess modification, $6,881.65 - McGuire 
and Hester, Contractor 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0512 W Approving collection of Water Department claim for 
damages against miscellaneous debtors - rionth of 
November 19 75 



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Vote: Ayes-Flynn, 3yrne , Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, secondad by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0513 W Setting Tuesday, January 27, 1376, at 2 : 30 p.m. 
as date for public hearing on policy approval of 
Recreational Development Plan for Peninsula 
Watershed Lands . 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrre, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Bermar , seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution war; adopted: 

75-0514 M Bid Call -- MR Contract ITo. 518 - Track construction 
of '■'J-* Church Line, 18th ho 22nd Street 

Votj:. A^o^-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne , the 
following resolution tfas ?;«.opted! 

75-0515 M Approving modification of MR Contract No. 622R - 
Twin Peaks Tunnel electrification and structural 
repairs, at no change in contract amount, to allow 
contrrctor Abbett Electric Corp. to subcontract 
work under bid itoxas Bl, 32 a P B2B and 35 to 
Caulking and ?Jaterprocfing Corporation. 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion :>£ Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
follov/ing resolution was adoptee": 

75-0516 M Requesting cue Purchaser of Supplies to advertise 
for uitiij for MR Contract No, 6 32 - Furnishing and 
delivering rail- and accessaries required for 
rerailing of West Portal Avenue and the "M" Line 
extension - Estimated cost, :-230.000 

Vcte: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Bern an, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

75-0517 M Requesting une Board of Supervisors to rescind 

their Resolution Wo. 6 4 3--7S, adopted September 17, 
19 73, which authorized the closing of La Playa 
Street between Balboa and Cabrillo Streets to all 
vehicular traffic excepting emergency vehicles. 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 



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On motion of Byrne, seconded by Berman, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0 518 M Approving amendment to professional services 

agreement with International Engineering Company, 
increasing total payment from $575,589 to 
$65 3,559 - Provide necessary consulting service 
for the remaining construction period of the Muni 
Metro Rail Center 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, 3yrne , Berman 
iTo-Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

75-0519 GO Setting Tuesday, January 13 , 1976, at 2 % 30 p.m. 
as the date for public hearing of Budget for 
1975-77 Fiscal Year of ail Departments under 
jurisdiction of the Public Utilities Commission. 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

On motion of Berman, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted i 

75-0 49 8-MR Approving payment of claims against the Municipal 

Railway in total amount $400,027.01 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, Berman, Carey 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the office of the 
Secretary and Assistant General Manager of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



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MINUTES 

^ PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AMD COUNTY OF SAM FRANCISCO 

Joseph L. Alioto, Mayor 

Room 2 82, City Hall 
7?30 p.m. 

SPECIAL MEETING 
PUBLIC HEARING 
^ December 17, 1975 

COMMISSIONERS 
H. Welton Flynn, President 
Joseph P. Byrne, Vice President 
Henry E. Berman 
Dennis V. Carey 
Flora G. Douglass 



>JiS 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Safety 

Transportation 



John D. Crowley 
GENERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

Thomas G. Flynn 

SECRETARY AND ASSISTANT 
GENERAL MANAGER, ADMINISTRATIVE 



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Call to Order; 1% 35 p.m. 

Presents Commissioners H. Welton Flynn, Henry E. Berman, 

Dennis V. Carey, Flora G. Douglass 

Absent; Commissioner Joseph P. Byrne 

Purpose of Meeting; CONSIDERATION of recommendations of the Municipal 

Railway pertaining to the study entitled "Analysis 
of Operating Alternatives for Market Street 
Trolley Coach Lines." 

Commission President Flynn opened the meeting. 

Secretary Thomas G. Flynn stated that notice of the special meeting 
was published in the City's official newspaper for five days, and 
interested City departments, neighborhood citizen groups, environ- 
mental groups, labor unions and business organizations in the City 
were notified. 

Public Utilities General Manager John D. Crowley opened the presenta- 
tion. He explained that overhead trolley coach wires on Market 
Street, and not the street car wires, was the subject of discussion. 
All surface streetcar overhead wires on lower Market Street will be 
removed when subway operations commence in the Muni Metro. 

Curtis E. Green, Municipal Railway General Manager, said the Market 
Street beautification project, financed through the 1968 general 
obligation bond issue, is nearing completion. Board of Supervisors 
Resolution No. 116-6 8 of February 13, 196 8, expressed the intent 
that in line with the Market Street reconstruction and beautification 
project, overhead electrical wires for transit vehicles should be 
removed from Market Street after the streetcars go into the Muni Metro 
subway . 

This was over seven years ago, and the Public Utilities Commission — 
recognizing that the five trolley coach lines involved (5 MCALLISTER, 
6 MASONIC, 7 HAIGHT, 8 MARKET and 21 HAYES) carry nearly 10 per cent 
of the total Municipal Railway patronage, that 60 per. cent, of the' work - 
in 3 people riding these lines have jcbs on the north side of Market 
Street, that 75 per cent of the off-peak riders go to destinations 
on the north side of Market — requested the Utilities staff to 
conduct an in depth study of the effect of removing the wires from 
Market Street and to evaluate alternatives that have been suggested 
from time to time . 

Mr. Green introduced James J. Finn, Director of the Bureau of 
Transportation, and Planner Tom Matoff, to present a report on their 
staff study. He said management of the Municipal Railway fully 
supports the conclusions of this study, which recommends that the 
Market Street overhead trolley coach wires be permanently retained. 
The advantages' of leaving the trolley coach on .""ar^et Stroat outweigh 
th<r; visual iii.pact of leaving the overhead wires... low cost, . . 
reliability of operation, integrity of urban environment, and service 
to the passengers. 

Mr. Finn reported that at the time the Municipal Railway by virtue of 
the Board of Supervisors policy under Resolution 116-68 in February, 
1968, was directed to seek alternative means or routes in order to 
service the central business district by trolley coach lines then 
operating on Market Street, the Commission and the Railway staff saw 



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as a possibility the use of the kinetic energy wheel as a means of 
propelling electric trolley coaches without overhead wires. 

After an exhaustive federally financed study by the Lockheed 
Corporation and others, the use of the kinetic energy wheel has 
proven impracticable in the operation of electric trolley coaches 
at the present time and for the near future. 

Mr. Finn said there had never been a study to examine the policy of 
overhead wires, and for this reason his staff undertook the study — 
"Analysis of Operating Alternatives for Market Street Trolley Coach 
Lines." Five alternatives were examined and the conclusion reached 
that the overhead wires and trolley coaches should remain on Market 
Street. 

He also pointed out that in the seven years since the Board of 
Supervisors approved the Market Street design study there have 
been major changes in the life style of the people of San Francisco 
and the United States. There is daily concern with the impact of 
noise, air pollution, and the energy crisis. Also, the Public 
Utilities Commission is concerned with the convenience and necessity 
of the 50,000 passengers who daily use these five lines. 

Tom iiatoff, in charge of the technical study, with the assistance 
of Lawrence Sauve and Peter Straus, then reported on the details 
of the study and its recommendation. 

Five trolley coach lines presently use Market Street for the downtown 
leg of their routes. With the exception of the 8 MARKET trolley 
coach, all are trunk lines serving the Sunset, Haight-Ashbury , 
Richmond, and PJestern Addition districts. Combined, they carry about 
10 per cent of Muni's daily volume. 

Mr. Matoff then illustrated with charts the options available for 
trolley coaches-. They included. 

. The recommended proposal to retain the overhead wires and 
continue the operation of the trolley coaches on Market Street. 

. Re-routing trolley coaches via Howard and Folsom; or via 
Mission to the Ferry Terminal; or via Post and Sutter Streets. 

. Turning coaches back on Market via 7th, 8th, 9th, and Mission 
Streets . 

. Use of the kinetic energy wheel (fly wheel) which it con- 
sidered too much in the experimental stage for consideration at 
this time. 

He recited the costs of the diesel buses to replace coaches on 
Market Street and the noise and pollution factors of each of the 
proposals. 

According to Muni's planners, eliminating trolley coach operation of 
Market east of Van Ness Avenue would provide "limited benefit of 
improved visual environment at the considerable expense of": 

. Decreased accessibility to downtown jobs and. shopping. 

. Increased travel time. 

. Greater use of diesel buses. 

. Poor operating conditions. 

. Increased downtown noise and air pollution. 

. Reduction in transit use. 



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The report estimates the cost of retaining the overhead wires, 
suspension of wnich would depend largely upon eyebolts affixed to 
buildings, would be $1.5 million. Much of the cost would be involved 
in building underground conduits for the permanent wires, as well as 
putting up new and permanent overhead wires. Other alternatives 
ranged from $3 million to $10.6 million. 

Additional capital & operating 
costs for a 20-year operating 
period. 

Kinetic Energy Wheel $ 3.0 million 

Turnback Loops via 7th, 8th, 9th and 

Mission Streets 9.8 million 

Route TC, via Mission Street 7.1 million 

Route TC, via Koward/Folsom Streets 5.9 million 

Route TC, via Sutter/Posts Streets 10.5 million 

Mr. Ilatoff concluded the presentation with the statement that the 
planners recommend that detailed engineering be undertaken immediately 
for a new permanent overhead system from the Ferry Terminal to Castro 
Street "based insofar as possible on eyebolt suspension." 

The meeting adjourned at 8;40 p.m. to move to a larger room to 
accommodate the people attending the meeting. 

At 9; 00 p.m. the meeting reconvened in the Board of Supervisors 
Chambers . 

Jack Barron, Project Manager of the Transit Task Force, the organiza- 
tion charged with the administration of the Market Street Reconstruc- 
tion and Beautification Project opposed retention of the trolley 
coach wires. Ke gave a brief history of the development of the design 
and adoption of the plan for reconstruction of Market Street, and 
City policy of no overhead wires on lower Market Street. 

He said the transit advisory committee has been on record since 196 8 
and they have not revised that policy. He said there were other 
methods or alternatives to move the service rather than being a 
liability to the service, and recommended that the Municipal Railway 
staff develop a program to accommodate the Board of Supervisors ' 
directive rather than a study that says they cannot. 

William Hull, Project architect, said the street was -designed for 
motor coach, not trolley coach use, and a great deal of consideration 
and money expended on that basis. 

Robert C. Levy, City Engineer, responsible for contracts for 
construction of the Market Street Project, pointed out that his 
department is greatly concerned with an aesthetic design based on a 
vertical concept. 

Richard J. Cvans , Department of Public Works traffic engineer, 
proposed as an alternative, from the traffic point of view, the 
complete replacement of the trolley coaches on Market Street with 
the more flexible motor coaches. He outlined suggested revised 
routing of the five lines involved to accomplish this. 



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Secretary Flynn stated that during the past 10 days over 60 communi- 
cations have been received, approximately 58 supporting the Municipal 
Railway's recommendation for retention of the trolley coach lines 
on Market Street, and two from individuals favoring removal. 

Letters from those urging retention includes 

Downtown Association of San Francisco - Lloyd A. Pflueger, General 
Manager 

San Francisco Planning and Urban Renewal (SPUR) - John H. Jacobs, 
Executive Director 

Buena Vista Neighborhood Association - Dale H. Champion, President 

Eureka Valley Promotion Association - Sue Hestor, President 

Numerous cut-outs mailed by various individuals supporting the 
position set forth in a circular letter distributed by the 
following organizations urging retention of the trolley coaches 
on Market Streets 

Planning Association of the Richmond 
San Francisco Tomorrow 
Haight-Ashbury Neighborhood Council 
Sierra Club Bay Chapter 
Stanyan-Fulton Neighborhood Assn. 
Buena Vista Heights Assn. 
Eureka Valley Promotion Assn. 
Mayor's Committee on Upper Market 



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Mr. Flynn then read a letter dated December 15, 1975, from Dean L 
Macris, Director of Planning; 



"The Department of City Planning staff has reviewed your 
excellent report, "Analysis of Operating Alternatives for 
Market Street Trolley Coach Lines. '' This is an important 
piece of work which needed to be done in preparation for 
decisions regarding transit service on Market Street. This is 
especially true since the five trolley coach lines in question 
carry approximately ten percent of the citywide Municipal 
Railway total daily patronage. 

"The determination as to how transit service will be 
provided to the Market Street area is subject to environmental 
review procedures. Dr. Selina Bendix, Environmental Review 
Officer, or a member of her staff, will be available to meet 
with you concerning this matter. No decision by any. body 
having jurisdiction in this matter should be made until after 
completion of the legally required environmental analysis." 



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Allen Lubliner of the City Planning Commission staff said the 
Municipal Railway staff had done an excellent job in raising the 
issue of the trolley coaches on lower Market Street. However, the 
basic issue was not which alternative was left after the decision 
of taking the wires down was made, but which alternative can provide 
the best transit system to the people of San Francisco. He advised 
that before any decision can be reached by the Board of Supervisors, 
a complete environmental analysis should be done. 

Mr. Barron reported that he had checked with the City Attorney's 
Office and a question exists as to whether an environmental impact 
report will be necessary because this project was begun back in 1968 

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Commissioner Flynn then opened the meeting to comments from the 
audience . 

25 persons filled out cards to speak. 

The following spoke as proponents for retention of trolley coaches 
on Lower Market Street: 

Ruth Church Gupta, Chairman, San Franciscans for Clean and Quiet 
Transit. 

Lewis Lindsay, San Francisco Citizens Planning Committee 

Maurice H. Klebolt, 580 Geary Street, Chairman, Planning and Opera- 
tions Committee of the B/S Citizens Advisory Panel on Transit 
Improvement 

Vice Chancellor Erick Erickson, University of California, SF 

Chairman, Parking & Transportation Committee UC - speaking for 
Chancellor Francis A. Sooy, M.D. 

i-Jorman Rolfe, San Francisco Tomorrow 

Robert Wanderer, 15 84 '.Jailer Street 

Charles Rozema, 560 Woe Street; SPUR; Eureka Valley Promotion Assn. 
Transportation Committee Chairman 

Walter O'Donnell, 515 O'Farrell Street? SF Chapter California Assn. 
for Handicapped. 

Jude Laspa, 4426 - 19th Street; Mayor's Advisory Committee on Upper 
Market Street. 

Chandler Tinkham, 2446 Fulton Street; Stanyan-Fulton Street Assn. 

J. O. Engmann, 408 Stanyan Street; Stanyan-Fulton Street Assn. 

C. R. Arnold, 350 Hamilton Street 

Carl itfatvig, 2240 Larkin Street, #303; graduate student, San 
Francisco State, transportation major 



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Paul Rosenberg, 555 - 40th Avenue; Planning Assn. for the Richmond (PAR) 

ilarcia Lindeen , 1330 - 4th Avenue; Inner Sunset Action Committee 

Bert Schwarzs child, 36 3 Douglass Street; Eureka Valley Promotion 
Assn. Committee for SF Neighborhoods 

Dennis L. Kent, 3206 Harrison Street 



Those speaking in opposition to retention of trolley coach wires: 

Bernard Averbuch, Executive Director, Market Street Development 
Project, stated? 

"At our November, 1975, meeting we heard from Director James J. 
Finn and Planner Tom llatoff in support of the study. 

"At our December, 19 75, meeting, we heard the negative aspects 
from City Engineer Robert Levy and Jack Barron of the Transit 
Task Force . 

"At the December, 1975, meeting the Board of Directors of the 
Market Street Development Project unanimously voted to uphold 
City policy in removing the wires in keeping with the $24.5 
million beautification design of Market Street. However, this 
decision was reached only on the basis of alternative and/or 
additional routes being implemented by Muni Railway. " 

W. LaMere, 33 Deming Street, Upper Market Street resident. 

Rides the Muni, transferring over 7 different buses and street 
cars each day. 

Because of the jarring motion of the trolley coaches, would like 
to see them replaced with motor coaches. 

Robert Pincus , #1 Hallidie Plaza 

Of the opinion there is a solution to keep the traffic 
conditions as they are but without the unsightly overhead wires. 

The following filled out cards to speak but did not respond when 
called upon - 

Albert S. Samuels, Jr., Treasurer, Market Street Development Project 
John Sanger, 15 Beaver Street; Duboce Triangle Neighborhood Assn. 
Linda LeClear, 7 36 Cole Street; Haight-Ashbury Neighborhood Council 
Edward Richter, 2 89 Bradford Street 



Referring to Mr. Averbuch's comments, Commissioner Henry E. 3erman 
said that Market Street belongs to everybody in San Francisco and 
that nothing is forever. This was not a frivolous, pre-determined 
action; the Commissioners were privy to all the data and to most of 
what the audience heard here for the first time. The best interests 



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of the greatest number of people would be served. He said he could 
sympathize with Mr. Hull who spoke eloquently but who dwelt on 
aesthetics rather than practicalities. 

Commissioner Berman pointed out, however, that the Public Utilities 
Commission is not empowered to make a final determination in this 
matter — that is up to the Board of Supervisors. Therefore, in order 
to move this situation off dead center and to a final decision, he 
moved adoption of a proposed resolution which he read recommending 
that the Board of Supervisors review its policy adopted under 
Resolution No. 116-68, and further recommending to the Board that 
the trolley coach operation be retained on Market Street, which 
operation requires the retention of overhead wires. 

Commissioner Dennis V. Carey seconded the motion. 

During the discussion that followed, Commissioner Flynn asked for a 
further explanation of the estimated $1.5 cost figure for a new 
trolley coach overhead system along Market Street. 

Mr. Matoff said these figures were prepared by the engineering staff 
of the Hetch Hetchy Water & Power System, which is in charge of the 
Railway's electrical power system. Most of the cost of the trolley 
coach overhead installation is in underground feeder cable and support 
poles; the underground feeder is minimal on Market Street (and could 
be installed at the time the street car tracks are removed) and the 
pole cost could be kept low by maximizing the use of eyebolts. 
In this way the net investment, which would be lost should overhead 
be removed at some later date east of Van Ness Avenue, would be low. 

There was some discussion about disturbance of the brick sidewalk 
on Market Street, for the installation of the 4 -inch duct connection 
with feeder cable. Mr. Finn and Mr. Matoff stated they were assured 
by the engineers that this could be done without disturbing the 
bricks themselves. 

Upon roll call, the resolution as read by Commissioner Berman, was 
unanimously adopted. Vote; Ayes-Commissioners Flynn, Berman, Carey, 
Douglass. (Resolution No. 75-0520) 

"WHEREAS, The Board of Supervisors of the City and County 
of San Francisco as part of the Market Street Beautification 
Program adopted a policy under their Resolution 116-68, adopted 
on February 13, 1968, stating that it was its intent to restrict 
all transit vehicles utilizing the surface of Market Street to 
vehicles not requiring overhead trolley wires; and 

"WHEREAS, The Municipal Railway, by virtue of this policy, 
was directed to seek alternative means or routes in order to 
service the central business district by the trolley coach 
lines then operating on Market Street; at that time the 
Commission and the staff at the liunicipal Railway saw as a 
possible alternative the use of the kinetic energy wheel as 
a means of propelling electric trolley coaches without overhead 
wires as a possible means of maintaining the trolley coach 
service on Market Street; and 

"WHEREAS, After exhaustive study by the Lockheed Corporation- 
and others funded by the federal government, the use of the 
kinetic energy wheel has proven impracticable in the operation 
of electric trolley coaches at the present time and for the near 
future ; and 



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"WHEREAS, This Commission is under mandate of the Charter 
of the City and County of San Francisco to provide safe, 
efficient and economical transit service for the citizens of 
San Francisco; and 

"WHEREAS, This Commission — recognizing that this policy 
of the Board of Supervisors was adopted over seven years ago, 
conditions have changed, and the current concern of the citizens 
of San Francisco about their transportation system and their 
environment — requested the staff of the Public Utilities 
Commission and its Municipal Railway to re-study in depth the 
proposed removal of the trolley coach wires from Market Street 
and suggest alternative means to service the downtown area; 

"WHEREAS, Staff has prepared and submitted to this 
Commission a study entitled, "Analysis of Operating Alternatives 
for Market Street Trolley Coach Lines," and this Commission, 
after circulation of said study among interested organizations 
and citizens, called for a public hearing on aforesaid study; and 

"WHEREAS, This Commission finds, after a public hearing 
in which all interested parties were heard, that there is 
sufficient public support, based on sound modern mass transit 
practices, environmental concerns, and the need for energy 
conservation to justify a complete review of the policy 
established by the Board of Supervisors in 196 8; now, therefore 
be it 

"RESOLVED, That this Commission respectfully recommends 
that the Board of Supervisors review its policy in the interest 
of the environment, fossil fuel conservation, and realistic 
modern mass transit practices involving the 50,000 daily 
passengers who use these trolley coach lines; and be it further 

"RESOLVED, That this Commission respectfully recommends 
to the Board of Supervisors the trolley coach operation be 
retained on Market Street, which operation requires the retention 
of overhead wires." 



THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURNED. (11.2 5 p.m.) 



Thomas G. Flynn 
Secretary and Assistant 
General Manager 



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